Slim Sherman arrives in Laramie to buy supplies and finds the town pretty much empty, due to rumors of a gold strike in Cherry Creek. Slim's arrival coincides with Tom Bedloe and his gang who started the rumor of the gold strike. With only a few women left in town, Bedloe has them locked in the jail for everyone's protection. Unable to get help and outnumbered, Slim has to play criminal in order stay alive and free. It's a desperate gamble since Tom Bedloe has another agenda, he's looking for the daughter he's never seen. He lived in Laramie before going to prison leaving a pregnant wife who died when his baby girl was born. Bedloe has all the 20-22 year old women brought to him to find his daughter. Complicating Slim's plan is Duke, Bedloe's right hand man, who distrusts Slim and his story. When his cover is blown it will cost Slim his life until Bedloe's daughter reveals herself to save him and her brother from her adoptive parents.