Sheriff Clay Shannon finds his comfortable life torn apart when gunmen, led by the notorious Bully Drago, ride into the town of Whiskey Creek to rob the bank and take revenge upon Shannon for a past encounter in which Drago's younger brother was killed.
During a brutal gunfight on the streets of Whiskey Creek, the outlaws take Shannon's son hostage, critically injuring the boy as they make their escape. Despite the pleas of Shannon's wife Kathy, Shannon cannot rest until the killers are found and brought to justice. Now bitter and alone, Shannon sets out in hot pursuit. The trail leads him far to the north, through the rugged country of the west, to the mountain community of Half Moon City.
Riding into the tall timber through a treacherous ambush and a vicious winter blizzard, Shannon doggedly tracks his prey, finally confronting them in an explosive climax where the bitter enemies fight to the death.
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