Steve Karner was attacked one night in the woods outside Stayton, Oregon. Beaten nearly to death and thrown in the river, he hadn't been seen in years, and everyone assumed he was dead. But then the men who had tried to kill him started dying, one by one, and it soon became apparent that Karner was not only alive, but riding a vengeance trail that wouldn't end until he had found the mastermind behind the attempted murder. There are many dangers to be faced along the way, however - a tough town marshal who wants to get to the truth, a cunning young millionaire who will use all his family's power to protect his secrets, and a cold-blooded hired killer who's been paid a very tidy sum to kill Steve Karner. It all comes together in a brutal final showdown in which the truth is revealed . . . and only one man is left standing.