Fifteen-year-old Reuben Cole is about to learn about the viciousness of the lawless West.
After he comes to the aid of a fleeing Native American pursued by a murderous gang, Reuben accidentally kills one of them and puts his own life in danger. A whirlwind of danger ensues, as Reuben is pursued by a band of ruthless killers.
Baptized in the violence of the unforgiving West, Reuben has to learn the arts of tracking and survival. These harsh lessons from his early days will turn him into the dangerous, powerful man he is to become.