Easy money has never been so hard to make. John Cavendish is down on his luck. Released by the Pinkerton Detective Agency after suffering a terrible injury, with his rent going up and his money going down, Cavendish has to take desperate measures to survive. Cavendish heads to the snowbound plains of north Nebraska where the Indian wars are raging and where his brother, Luke, tells him there is easy money to be made. When Cavendish discovers Luke has been gunned down, he is determined to find the killer. But with bootleg whisky and illegal gun-running on the agenda, and the biggest deal of all just days away, there are men who will do anything to stop Cavendish.