Pierce Black, a stereotypical, heartless cold-blooded murderer, is on the loose. Pedro Luan, the worst possible man-monster, is slashing and killing innocent women. A band of nightriders are destroying the crops, livestock and buildings of innocent ranchers. They get orders from a mysterious unknown who calls himself "Ben."Such is the world around Snake Eyes, Colorado, in the early 1890's. The rancher Max Jason and his family are caught in the middle, and will have to fight to survive. The Sons of the Double-J include Wes, the retired gunfighter; Fran, the intellectual philosopher; Mike, the skilled craftsman; and Alex, the fun-loving cowboy. Sylvia, the teen-aged sister, strives to be respected as much as the men in her family are. There is also a young town marshal, Nick Fain, who is smart, but untested. This is the story of each, and how they live and love and fight against the evil forces that surround them. As the vandalism and murder continues, each member of the Jason family will face a crises, alone. In each case, it will be a matter of life or death.