In 1806 Aaron Burr is plotting to carve out his own empire by detaching the western states from the Union. President Thomas Jefferson suspects Burr but needs evidence. He turns to Flintlock Jones, a young Kentucky frontiersman. Enlisting a young naval officer, Lieutenant Jonathan Grove, Flintlock embarks on a mission of epic proportions as he pursues Burr and the man's army of ruffians across the bloody ground of Kentucky and down the deadly Natchez Trace. But before Flintlock and Groves can stop Burr, the frontiersman is confronted by a ghost from his past, who has his own very personal mission: to kill Flintlock Jones.