Wilder, like any good crook, is just trying to fence some loot. Diamonds, to be exact.
But now, come to find out, his fence says there's a syndicate he's gotta deal with, which means less of a cut for him. But there's just one problem: Dan Wilder likes to keep what's his.
Wilder's in town casing a bank, when he gets pretty busted up by three thugs.
Before he knows it, he's being dragged through an abandoned house and having his mitts stuck all over every surface you can imagine: door frames, light switches, cabinets.
Turns out, the thugs want a fall guy for some job.
But Wilder doesn't take the fall for anybody.
Dan Wilder is a professional criminal with no past, no ties, and no responsibilities.
When Wilder shows up a day late for a knock-over job on an underground gambling parlor, he decides to spend his time in the arms of the lovely Glorieta Duncan. But she is a kept woman and her keepers are the most powerful men in Thomaston.
Dan Wilder is a stickup artist and a thief.
While making his getaway from a crime he most certainly did commit, Wilder sees something he most certainly shouldn't have.
Now he has a team of hitmen after him and nowhere to run.