Harry Severns went to work as a cook's helper in a logging camp where a man named Mike Tracy taught him always to be prepared for the unexpected - but when the time came, Mike wasn't ready and lost his life. Harry was working as a freighter in the Dakotas when he had to step in to save his brother from an angry railroader. After the fight, Harry leaves the railroader dead in the saloon, fleeing the scene. Harry knew it was time to leave his troublesome brother to his own resources and to save his own hide. That was why he changed his name to Harry Tracy and went under cover in Chicago, where he met a woman and fell in love...but trouble seemed to follow him. This story is based on the life of the notorious bandit who ends up in and out of jail, the last time making a bold escape with the help of Janet Warrington that leads to probably the most famous manhunt in the history of the Pacific Northwest. It is a story that is filled with absurd comedy no less than drama and is always fascinating.