Jess’s hunt for Jon McBride leads him to a little no named town in Texas. He quickly dispenses his brand of justice and sends McBride to the hot coals of hell. As luck would have it, another killer shows up minutes before Jess leaves the town. When he finally rides out, he’s hauling two stinkers behind his packhorse.
He takes the corpses to the town of Diablo, Texas, where he must deal with some less than desirable officials. After resolving the matter, he heads for the town of Sudbury on the hunt for the next man on his list.
His hunt then takes him to Malvern, Texas, where he runs into a whole mess of trouble and a town marshal that doesn’t want him to leave. He sticks around for a few days, hoping to catch his next prey, Ben Essex, but things heat up in the town with people trying to find their fortune in the hills nearby.
Before he leaves Malvern, he receives an urgent message from an old friend from his hometown of Black Creek, Kansas. He heads there and finds himself defending the town he loves once again. He is faced with drifters, a cattle drive, and a professional gunslinger who wants him dead for the reputation.