It was a time when liars were heroes and killers walked free. Jake McBride is a San Francisco assistant district attorney who watches the killer Johnny Rheingold go free on a technicality. Mr. Melbourne offers Jake a chance to bring Rheingold to justice in the old American West. Jake becomes Marshal Jake McBride from Brinson, Nevada. The adventure begins when silver on the way to the US mint in Carson City disappears from Overland Train 924 outside Brinson. Rheingold arrives in town on the evening stage and the quest for justice begins.