With big dreams‚ Jedediah Colter convinces a band of travelers bound for the gold fields of California to hire him as a guard. The Sadler brothers promise him a cut of their mining fortune‚ but plan to cheat Jedd out of his earnings. While the journey is difficult and its leaders incompetent‚ Jedd keeps the peace and saves them all from disaster. Yet when Jedd is injured‚ the Sadlers leave him behind. Now there’s only one thing on Jedd’s mind — getting even.