With the embers of the Lincoln County War still burning, rancher Wes Bracken must rebuild his life. His brother-in-law vows to kill him, the county's economic kingpin seeks revenge, and the outlaw Jesse Evans intends to murder Bracken and his family. To survive and fulfill his dream of a peaceful life, Bracken must fight a corrupt legal system, a duplicitous governor, a ubiquitous political ring, and the evil Jesse Evans. If Bracken keeps his promises, he risks an early grave. If he ignores those pledges, he will dishonor the good name he hopes to build his future upon.