In the spring of 1889 a band of ex-convicts are preying on the remote ranchers and homesteaders along the Pecos River in west Texas. When the local law enforcement officials are unable to put an end to the string of horse thefts, rapes, and murders; two Texas Rangers are dispatched to the region to capture or dispose of the outlaws and put an end to the atrocities. The Rangers catch up to the outlaws, but during the ensuing shootout, one of the Rangers is wounded and Ranger Alvin Witherspoon turns to his old friend, Punch Masters, for help in bringing the bandits to justice. The story continues as the chase resumes with more rapes, murders, shootouts, hangings, and a few twists along the way.
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