They wanted a sheriff they could control, to run the town their way. Chris Cade seemed to fit the bill - a drifter, drunk, stupid with toothache, and broke. It was easy to pin a badge on him. However, after that it got harder. Cade has his own agenda, his own set of rules, a pair of hard fists and a fast gun. They figured they'd got him for a cut-rate, but the price they had to pay put them deep in the red - and the well-turned soil of Boot Hill.