The sheriff of Epitaph, Texas, Dan Shaye was a hard but just defender of the law--a devoted husband and father who kept the truth about his violent past from the townfolk he protected. But then the hardcase Ethan laner gang galloped into town looking to rob the bank. And when the rode out again, Dan's beloved wife Mary was lying dead in the Texas dust. Now the time has come for Daniel Shaye to leave Epitaph, maybe for good, with his threee motherless adult sons at his side. For the only justice that will serve is going to come from a rifle or a roap--as the four Shayes band together to uphold a new law..called revenge.