The Bucket of Blood saloon is robbed, the owner murdered, and one of his upstairs-girls abducted. Tucker Ashley talked himself into tracking for the posse--only because the kidnapped girl is his best friend's fiancé. Tucker leads the pathetic posse--made up of cattle rustlers, a gambler, and a fat blacksmith--in pursuit of a gang so brutal that even the Army turned the other way rather than confront Justice Cauther's gang. Between the outlaws, the Indians, and the Army, Tucker is beaten, ambushed, and left for dead in the harsh Dakota winter. Finally, Tucker finds himself at the edge of a cliff face to face with the ringleader of the gang that started it all--and one of them must end it all here and now.