Mike Tower is a circuit rider, a traveling preacher charged with tending the lawless souls of the Wild West. Utterly fearless, he carries no gun, only the word of the Lord--and the shadowy mystery of a secret past.
Sharpshooting, hard-drinking Bird Hitchcock yields to no man, but a woman's gotta work. And so she hires herself out as the circuit rider's gun hand, protecting him along the treacherous trail from Missouri westward.
As they ride, a new mission rises out of the dust of the sin-soaked land. Someone is killing women--slowly, brutally--and Tower and Bird want nothing more than to put a stop to the sadistic murders.
Bird thirsts for vengeance. Tower hungers for redemption. Together, as an unlikely duo, they will search for both--or die trying.