Jess is tracking a murderous monster, Mark Milton, through the state of Texas, but he keeps slipping through his fingers and leaving a trail of dead bodies behind.
Things get more complicated when an unknown foe starts sending men to kill Jess, making his job of catching up to Milton more dangerous. As he hunts down the madman, he uncovers a plan to have him murdered, but still has no idea of who is behind it.
By the time he finally kills Milton, he has information that will take him to St. Louis, Missouri, where he finds help from some old friends. They unravel the entire plot, Jess ends it in his usual manner. He then sets out with his friends to finish a hunt for a man in New Mexico Territory.
Jess’s next hunt takes him to the town of Canton, Texas. He ends up in a running shootout with his prey, Hank Dupree, and sends him straight to the devil. But during the shootout, the marshal is wounded by Dupree and now can’t perform his duties.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the deputy ends up wounded before Jess gets to leave town, leaving Canton completely unprotected from the drifters and troublemakers who seem to continue to plague the town.
Jess is asked to stay until the marshal or the deputy can resume their duties. He agrees, but has no idea of how much trouble is coming his way. It seems that every drifter and troublemaker in Texas shows up in town. Guns blaze and bodies start filling up the local cemetery.
Before he leaves the town of Canton, he has three new men to hunt, but this time it’s personal.