For the young men in the Texas town of Indian Falls, riding the Chisholm Trail as cowboys is a rite of passage which no boy should miss out. Seventeen-year-old Dan Lewis is heartbroken when it looks as though he is to be cheated of his chance to ride the range. Determinedly, he manages to secure a place on the Trail, but Dan is unaware of more sinister powers at play, and his joy quickly fades as he finds himself accused of cattle rustling and nearly lynched as a consequence. Dan must fight to clear his name, no matter how arduous that might be. He finds himself up against a gang of the most ruthless men in the state, facing a fight more intense than he could have ever imagined. Can Dan overcome the most important battle of his life?