US Marshal, Will Ritter, is well used to hauling outlaws in front of a judge but this is different, Theodore Pond was a one-time friend. Ritter is to transport him across many miles of wild country to stand trial for murder, despite the doubt of Pond's guilt. When the prisoner and his cohorts try to break free, Will's problems really begin. From an abandoned mining town, and with the distraction of two young women passengers, Ritter sets out on a nerve-jangling drive. Finding himself both at the mercy of his prisoners and the moving target of a ruthless posse, this is one journey he will be lucky to finish alive.