Army Scout Sam Blaylock rode into the small Texas town of Shooter's Cross looking for deserters, not trouble.
While up in the mountains, he discovered a wilderness plagued by nature and haunted by superstition, but one that he thought he could tame with his experience and strong back.
He didn't know he was going to have to kill to keep the home he planned for his family, but he didn't let that stop him. Sam had been looking for a home for his family for years. That search had been interrupted by the Civil War.
Now Sam is putting down roots, and not even the Devil himself can stand in the way.