Sheriff Alec Lawson had never robbed a train before.
He'd infiltrated a band of outlaws to help capture them, but when they kidnapped Lacey Fry from the Leadville express, he had no choice but to try and rescue the young woman alone.
Alec Lawson didn't know the territory and he didn't know the girl.
He had to fight his way through the snowy mountains, trying to stay one step ahead of the pursuing outlaws.
Bill Alcott, the gang's leader, felt he had been fooled and then betrayed by Lawson, He had to kill him to avenge his brother and keep the respect of his men.
Lacey Fry had to ride as she'd never ridden before, and travel with a man she didn't know, who was her only hope of escaping a fate worse than death.
So the chase was on, through snow and bloodshed, until one of them could run no further and hunter and hunted finally came face to face.