Young gunslick Larry Mangrum boards the Buffalo Stage Line to Rawlins where his worst enemy waits for him. His fellow passengers on the stage are Marshal John Claxton, his prisoner Pete Wells, and Wells's loyal wife and daughter. Unknown to all of them, a brutal Sioux chief plans to ambush the stage at Deadman Butte and vows that no one will get out alive.
Mangrum and Claxton have laughed at death before. They'll do it again when the bullets start to fly as danger and romance collide in a tale of the men and women who struggle to conquer the wild frontier.