Scarred by the Civil War, now a loner by choice, Missouri-born Jack Ballard rides the West in search of trouble. Sometimes he's able to stop it from hurting innocent people - and sometimes he causes it.
It can't be helped, though. He is a good man with a fast gun, and in West Texas in the late 1800s, trouble lies around every bend.
Only he and his filed-down .44-40 Colt can stop it.