In 1837 out in a lonely meadow under a full moon, a man-beast attacks and kills a small boy on the evening of Johnny Hawk?s sixth birthday. The tragic past and dark secret of his brother?s untimely death eventually drives Hawk to join Hayes' Rangers where he fights in the violent Mexican American War that leaves him bitter. When a friend?s wife is kidnapped and murdered Hawk becomes a vigilante killer. His reputation gets him noticed by the law but he finds they need his help after the Navajo girl he?d been living with is horrendously murdered. He soon realizes he alone must stop the evil that begins to erupt around him. After he meets Tori Bryan and finds her of interest in more ways than one Hawk quickly learns how evil can destroy after Tori is taken hostage and how love can redeem as he faces his greatest fear against something he understands little of, with death being the only cure. Johnny Hawk and Tori Bryan find strength neither knew they had and through their pain they learn what love truly means.