War Smoke is busier than usual as gamblers come to the sprawling town from all four corners of the Wild West to take part in the biggest poker game ever to be staged
at the famed Longhorn Saloon.
Yet amidst the bustle, and unknown to Marshal Matt Fallen, there are others assembling in War Smoke who have less than honest intentions. As well as hired gunmen and tricksters, Gentleman Joe Laker, famed for his skills as a poker player and his prowess with guns, is also riding towards the town.
As War Smoke swells with unknown faces, another rider is on his way there too, with something far more blood-chilling on his mind than playing cards. As the town’s clock ticks down to the start of the big game, Matt Fallen is embroiled in a bloodbath and must fight for his very life.