Cole Rickard is returning to the Arizona town of Maverick, where he is hoping to make amends for an ignominious departure five years previously. His status as the Reno Kid, a ruthless bounty hunter and fast gun, has made him the target of young hotheads eager to snatch away what he now considers to be a crown of thorns.
But shucking such a dubious reputation is tough: there will always be somebody waiting to call him out and many will have no qualms about using underhanded tactics. Will Cole ever be allowed to settle down to the life of domesticity he now craves with his estranged wife and son? Or will there be no way back for the Reno Kid?