Story in One Sentence
The guns. The glory.
Destiny joins four men on a
train bound for Mesquite, Arizona in this Western adventure set in the
CHASE WINSLOW, a gambler and
former Civil War officer, meets U.S. Marshal WILOUGHBY STARR and his
Deputy JOHN, an Apache whose companion is a semi-domesticated wolf named
Ba'cho. Along for the ride is WILLIE "BOOTS" ACTON, a charming
"Wha'd he do?" Winslow asks
Marshal Starr as Winslow practices his trade (concealing cards, as he is
a professional gambler).
"Bank robbery, cattle rustlin',
petty larceny, assault, theft, deflowerin' a schoolteacher, dischargin' a
firearm in city limits and, lessee... cheatin' at cards," is Boots'
"And cussin' in
church," adds Starr.
The four men are forced to
fight a local gold and silver baron and his gang of cutthroats when the train they are
riding on is robbed. A showdown is set the next day when Starr is supposed
to take Boots by stagecoach to the territorial prison at Yuma.
In town, Winslow meets a woman
with a mysterious past. Boots is enchanted by the young lady, but Winslow
goes out of his way to see that the two never hook up. Now, why is that?
Tension steadily mounts as
evening comes to the small town. When the bad guys declare war against
Starr, his deputy, Winslow, and Boots, the
four reluctant heroes must work together to save themselves, the girl, and
the gold in a rousing finish.