A big city like St Louis is the last place where a mountain man like Preacher would pick a fight. But how else will he get at the ruthless power broker who is using fear and bloodshed to take over the Western fur trade? Shaving his beard, posing as a greedy hayseed from Ohio, the Preacher comes face-to-face with Shad Beaumont - who is leaving St. Louis with an army of hired gunmen...with the Preacher on his tail. The odds couldn't be worse and the battleground couldn't be better. For the wild frontier is place for fancy plots or poor disguises - but a fine spot for a killing ground.