Caleb Ross accepts an invitation from his old friend Tom Watson to join him as a ranching partner. Glad to leave his life of drifting, Caleb makes his way to Ghost Creek, full of optimism, only to find he's ridden into big trouble. He learns that Tom has been gunned down by Jack Sweeney, a hardcase from the Rawl range and mentor in mayhem to Scott Rawl. Enraged, Caleb heads for the ranch seeking vengeance for Tom's humiliation and murder. Up against a crooked law force and formidable opposistion, he'll have to be quick and clever if he's to survive.