This oats-and-saddles anecdote is superior to Adams' last, Hangtree County, which was a rewiring of High Noon. At the end, the villain goes scot free but to a worse doom than the law allows. And in between, it tells of Frank Shade who grew up at end-of-track railroad camps to become a bounty hunter. Now, in his 30's, he attempts to put an end to the robberies of the Grabhorn Express by a culprit who has been distributing the take to the poor. At the end Shade fails to turn the villain in and rides off into a Cherokee sunset. Shade is an existentialist bounty hunter, and as Sartre might say, ""I am what I am.