Cooley is no gunfighter; still, he has a quick eye and a steady hand. A skill he developed with the help of Sheriff Johnny J. Elliot. In his youth, the sheriff had been an understudy of Tall Rewster. Rewster had been a known gunfighter and the father of Dennis Lentini, a father he never knew.
Zack meets two homeless twins, Catrino and Mariya. He found them lost, confused, and frightened and takes them under his wing. Cooley teaches the twins how to defend themselves.
Running and hiding from the enemy, they meet friendly Indians and ranchers. In time, Zacurahya and Mariya fall in love. To protect her, she is left behind with Cheif Kharlo and his people. Catrino and Zack travel freely, keeping the law and Comancheros off their scent. Still. How long can they run from a marshal and Deputy Sheriff Mal Hierba who remain on their trail? Also, can the chief hide and protect them from their predicament?