Luke Bragg is a man who knows injustice. Forced from his home at age 13, Luke sets his sights on Texas and a chance to escape his past. Joining the Texas Rangers, Luke meets the man who will forever change his life, Captain Henry Dutch. Rising through the ranks, Luke is given his first command, and with it comes a series of events that sends him into a spiral and leads to his dismissal from the Rangers by the man he admired like a father.
Winter 1865: Five confederate deserters, near starvation and manic with fury over the state of the war, go on a bloody rampage along the Kansas-Missouri Border, taking retribution on a family of abolitionists they find harboring runaway slaves. In the aftermath, Ethan Brody returns from the war to find everything he knows and loves reduced to nothing but ashes. Hell bent on revenge, he sets off to find the murderous gang, only to have them slip away.