When Maggie Buckner is captured by a gang of outlaws, an unlikely old man known as "The Dutchman" is the only one who can set her free. Outnumbered eight to one, the Dutchman perches on a bench near Savage Peak, watching the fugitives as they ride out onto the open prairie. He adjusts the sights on his Remington No. 1 Rifle and waits as the first rider comes into range. When he stops shooting, three of the captors lay dead. After striking the first deadly blows, the Dutchman trails the group across South Pass through the unpredictable Wyoming springtime weather, like the fourth horseman of the apocalypse . . . and surely Hell follows with him.