Tempting fate, a hapless witness to a robbery and murder takes the stolen money from the robbers' stash to support himself and his daughter, Kate. Over her objections, they plan to head west separately to start a new life.
Jake, a Pinkerton agent, traces the gold to Kate and her missing father. He holds her prisoner to force her to take him to her father and the loot. Jake intends to take him back to face charges and return the gold.
Meantime the real robbers also trace the spent coins to Kate and her Father and start closing in to get their gold back.
Jake now has two reasons to hold his prisoner close...real close.