Superstar violinist Ryan Harrison, "The Lord of the Violin" is at the height of his career when he enters into a brief but sizzling affair with wealthy socialite Lauren Goodhue. following a tryst with her, Harrison stumbles upon the body of Lauren's recently murdered, very wealthy portable tycoon-husband, Hibbing Goodhue. Fleeing the murder scene is a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed killer, who briefly tussles with Ryan. The hapless Harrison is soon arrested, wrongfully accused, found guilty and sentenced to death. A fortunate bus/train accident accidentally frees the fugitive, who sets out to catch the killer and clear his name, all the while evading capture by the determined U.S. Marshal Fergus Falls.