When legendary lawman-turned-bounty-hunter Chance Sonnet reappears, the word spreads that he wants Eric Cabot dead. Cabot, in the dark as to Sonnet’s motives, sends his men to kill Sonnet first. The task proves more difficult than he imagines and Cabot’s men meet their match in Sonnet, one of the fastest gunmen in the West. As the chase draws Cabot’s men to Boot Hill, time and time again Sonnet’s gun roars with lethal accuracy as his trail becomes a battleground.
Sonnet’s followers do not stop there, as he finds himself pursued by a plucky newspaperwoman and an old Texas ranger who knows something of Sonnet’s past. Plagued by Kansas tornadoes and facing the toughest gunslingers the Old West can throw at him, Sonnet’s single-minded mission becomes an odyssey of adventure. Blazing a trail in a buckboard and hauling a pine coffin intended for Cabot, Chance Sonnet is a man haunted by the past and facing a future steeped in blood.