In 1875, on the plains of north Texas, is where families pay for their father’s debts with blood.
In the early hours of the morning, John is surprised by a delivery rider. Dropping off paperwork that his father, Charley, owes twenty five thousand dollars. John is confused by the debt and by the fact his father has been dead for a month. He makes his way into town to confront Tate, the debt owner.
John quickly regrets stepping into the saloon. Meeting Tate, an old war hero, who isn’t interested in excuses but wants one of three things. His money, their lives or their land for development of his shipping company. John isn’t a match for Tate and his men. He’s quickly bound and beaten.
John’s war forgotten brother James, armed with two black pistols and a shotgun, pries John from Tate’s grip. Being the younger brother, John was sheltered from the war and was taught to be an upstanding man, who wants to find the money to pay Tate off. On the other hand, James, grew to be a killer, who uses his knife to bludgeon his victims, wants to use his skills to put Tate in a black box.
They’ve been apart for what seems to be a lifetime, until now, and they are on the verge of losing their ranch to a crooked war hero. Together, they must find a way to save their land and to get rid of Tate.