They appeared out of the night, dark shadows on a deadly mission. Each of their victims suffered a violent and horrible death. Dorret Keene is sent to discover the perpetrators, but before he arrives at his destination, he kills a buffalo hunter. Not only do the man's kin vow revenge, but also Keene is saddled with a child-bride and her unscrupulous drunkard of a husband. Finding the killers is like chasing a grain of sand in a dust storm. When the showdown finally comes, will Keen live to tell the tale?