Trouble is riding high in Stavanger, Texas, and his name is Ace Erickson. Erickson and his gang of outlaws take over the dusty cow town lock, stock, and local lawman. The gang leader supervises a spree of rustling and robbing across Denton County until no spread is safe. When decent ranchers resist the outrages, most get a belly full of lead and a pine box for their trouble. Then Texas Ranger Captain Charlie Delano rides into town. The governor ordered the veteran lawman to clean up Denton County once and for all. Charlie is accompanied by Guy Tyrone and Gideon Magee who are two of the best peace officers ever to pack Ranger stars. The rangers are outnumbered by Erickson and his gang ten to one and their chances fade faster than the Rangers can reload. Even their supporters in Stavanger doubt if the lawmen can win the fight.