The job in the Montana timber camp for the railroad meant nothing to the drifter, Riley. It was just another paycheck as he rambled west toward Oregon. But then he had seen the railroad company men gun down his friend Ben Comfrey over seventy-four dollars. Ben had a widow and a son needing that money to get them through a hard winter and so Riley took a hand. The railroad bosses first tried to laugh him off, then they tried to kill him. With fury in his heart and a capable gun in hand, Riley now went after them instead. He had set his mind on vengeance and was going to pursue it to the end of the line.