From the day Chick Bowdrie rode up to Noah Whipple's ranch gravely wounded, Whipple had treated him with kindness – almost like a son. When Whipple is shot by a notorious gunfighter, Bowdire swears vengeance. Joining McNelly's Texas Rangers, he vows to hunt down the killer along with his gang. But Chick Bowdrie does not realize just how vicious they are . . . or how ruthless they can be.