Ben Cullen is on the run. It isn't the first time he's led the law on a wild and brutal chase, but this time might be the last. He's one of the surviving old guard of outlaws forced onto the Indian Territory by the growing tide of law and order in the newly settled West. With the civilized world closing in, Ben Cullen has to sharpen his wits and survival instincts and hone his gun fighting skills if he wants to avoid the consequences of a violent past. The lawmen don't harbor any affection for Ben, but they respect him as a man and admire his courage and tenacity. He'd tried to do what society considered right, but circumstances and bad luck put him on the Owlhoot Trail and he's been riding it hard ever since. He's an American of his time who played the cards that were dealt him and rarely, if ever, bluffed out a hand.