Clint Milton a young adventure seeker from Peoria, IL left all to go find himself in the American West. Caught up in the uncertainty and trappings of one of the most dangerous outlaw gangs in the Dakota Badlands young Clint kills the wrong man. He goes on the run but he can't elude the relentless pursuit of his own conscience. He soon finds false hope on a wonderful family ranch where he is tortutured by the wonderful kindness of John Carrington who becomes a father figure in his life. This love, a mere mirage, can only last a short time, this family's effection is thing this orphan had ever expierenced before but in short order would be swiftly taken away. This marvelous dream is short lived because the law will soon find him. Unbekwnest to Clint a deadly officer follows his every move, it is ne other than the torious Johannes Martin who is hot on his trail. Half French and Cree the Marshal's Metis tracking abilities like a death angel brings him closer and closer to his prey. Out of where God intervenes and He finds grace when all of heaven, and hell had justly turned against him.