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To mark the occasion, they recover Body's remains and schedule a funeral and town rechristening on the Fourth of July. News of the grand event makes its way to New York and sets off a battle in Daniel Owen's household, a battle which becomes intense when Billie Owen discovers she's the sole offspring of William Body.
A plucky gal with Dime-novel credentials, Billie rebels and heads west to honor her true father. Upon arriving in camp, Billie learns her father died from a radial fracture to the head. Within days, Billie's friend Rusty winds up at the end of a rope. Suddenly, there are killers on the loose and vigilantes in the streets. Can Billie discover the truth behind the deaths of her father and her friend in time?