Willie McGuire was one of those jug-headed cowboys who just couldn’t seem to stay out of trouble. Basically a harmless — if somewhat foolhardy — fellow, he certainly hadn’t meant to tangle with Jeremy Hooker, the most feared killer in the territory. But Willie had one too many one night and darned if he didn’t accidentally break the gunman’s leg. He sobered up right fast the next morning when his sidekick related the incident and left town pronto, hoping the whole thing would be forgotten. But Hooker was a man with a long memory and Willie had seriously damaged his reputation, not to mention his leg. His $1,000 reward for Willie’s capture was enough to send every bounty hunter and lawman hard on Willie’s trail. Knowing that a trail outfit always looks after its own, Willie took the job of cook for the northward bound Circle-M outfit — the best insurance he could have against a killer like Hooker. But life wasn’t meant to be simple for Willie and it wasn’t long before he had to leave this blessed security and ride alone again — not a pleasant prospect for a man wanted by every bounty hunter in the territory. What follows is a tale of pursuit and escape, spiced with the humorous antics of a well-intentioned but bungling cowboy.