Paco: The Apache Tracker
U. S. Marshal, Yancy Lawhorn opened the door to Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett's office looking for his Apache friend, Paco. Garrett had telegraphed the marshal soon after he arrested the Indian for murdering four white men: tracked them down and methodically killed each one of them, but why, Lawhorn wondered. Pat could only shake his head. Paco would talk to no one, including his friend Marshal Lawhorn.
Coming to believe there is more to this tragedy than has thus far come to light, Lawhorn feels that Bright Dove, Paco's beautiful sister knows more than she is telling. Could the Indians being cheated out of their rightful rations at the Indian Agency somehow be associated with the killings? Or could the issue of inferior goods have contributed in some way? The marshal intends to find out, but locating witness and convincing them to testify proves to be a tall order.
As the various threads of fact come together, Yancy's life is threatened, but with his determination set to seek the truth surrounding the murders, Yancy places his loyalty to Paco above his own self-protection.