"Meet Sam Hume, a tall personable Ohio farm boy, leader of six you people who weave an amazing tale.
Anthony Johnstone, youngest son of an aristocratic English family, a hunter and a crack shot.
Collis Gibbs, editor of the local paper.
Chung Lin (Tommy) a Cantonese immigrant who begins as Gibbs houseboy and becomes wealthy by importing shiploads of coolies from China to work the mines.
Elva Boudreau, daughter of the French Canadian who operates the Bella Union saloon.
Celina Sewel, the femme fatale, a beautiful San Francisco whore who involves Sam, Collis, the owner of the bank and anyone else who can help her rob the bank."