It was the kind of sleepy little Texas town where nothing ever happened. Then eight masked men robbed the train from Sterling City and left a handful of bodies behind them, and pretty soon the marshal was up to his badge in problems. First of all there was the murder of one of Coffin Creek's most respected citizens to solve. Then there was the sudden, unwelcome appearance of a federal lawman who figured Marshal Baker was too old for his job. And to top it all there was a feud of sorts building between Lane, an enigmatic one-time gunfighter from Sacramento, and the men from the nearby Flying O ranch. When all hell broke loose and the air grew thick with blood and gunsmoke, the sleepy little town of Coffin Creek had to wake up-real fast.