Wiley Homan has a business plan for Virginia, a waitress and the daughter of the same man whom his own father had robbed once. Naturally, Homan's return to the Death Valley sounds alarm bells all over the decrepit mining town and Virginia cannot believe that he is up to any good. To add to the mystery, there is also a slight possibility that Virginia's father did not die as she was led to believe. But what does Homan wants from her? Where is her father? Dane Coolidge was a naturalist, author, photographer and a poet. He is now best remembered for his Westerns and his non-fiction books about the West, many of which were illustrated with his own photographs.