The Trail Dust story continues as Joshua and his deputies set up a base camp for operations in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He enjoys his time with Mac and his nephew. But a lawman has no time to rest. He and his deputies get a plea for help from a local rancher whose cattle are being rustled and finds out there is more going on than meets the eye. Joshua discovers how men can change their ways for good and bad when he is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Can an outlaw be the answer he needs for help in clearing his good name with the people of Cheyenne?
Joshua Brandt cuts ties in Tennessee and goes in search of his brother in the Wyoming Territory. Along the way he finds old friends and new enemies. A Texas judge lets him forge an unlikely team of U.S. Marshals. He leads them against train robbers and land-grabbers, and finds some unexpected ways to bring law, order, and justice to the West.