Pat Mac Ryan destroys Montales ranch with his bare hands: the piles of ruins are an insurmountable obstacle for the cavalry of the conspirator, Carranza. The pards, who hoped to use the secret tunnel to steal away into the night, are intercepted by the enemies: but, at the last moment, here come the soldiers loyal to Montales! Some time later, the four pards find themselves trapped in the middle of the Arizona desert: Tiger Jack goes to look for help and arrives in Helltown, a den of cutthroats, where he is tortured and thrown into a river. Meanwhile, helped by a trader, Tex, Carson and Kit find the Navajo, by now at the end of his strength.
In this issue: the preceding adventure extends from page 5 to page 66 (artwork by Galleppini); from page 67 to page 114, The Prisoners of the Desert (artwork by Letteri).