When the plague came to Hope Wells, it took the weak and healthy, young and old, good and bad. Within a week the town had become a living hell, but for differing reasons some men still wanted to go there. Marshal Lincoln Hawk and Nick Mitchell went in search of the outlaw Marvin Sewell. Correspondent Kyle Portman sought a story for his newspaper and Peter Campbell wanted to rescue his wife. The least welcome visitor was Ward Dixon, who saw an opportunity to profit from the developing tragedy. In a desperate time that brought out the best and the worst in humanity, these men become embroiled in a conflict where even the might of the gun won't guarantee survival.