Dayton Garrett is something of a trouble-shooter, often taking on hard or dangerous jobs. His brother offers to help with his most recent problem, but the aid comes at a price. Soon, a simple child recovery escalates and ends up angering the family who run the town of Shilo. Dayton then finds himself drawn into a second battle, this time against the most powerful family in Larkinville. Kidnappers, slavery, and guarding a condemned prisoner, while facing off against deadly killers from two different towns who want him dead - it could be that Dayton has finally taken on more than any one man can handle. However, Dayton has never quit a job until it is done. He battles the odds, no matter how great, until he wins the fight ...or dies trying.