|| The winter around Cheyenne, Wyoming that year was devastating, killing both people and livestock. John Henry Cole was three miles out of town on his small ranch, waiting out the storm that was quickly killing his cattle and horses, and starting to feel a little crazy himself. Everything he owned was dying before his eyes and there wasn't anything that he could do about it. When the storm finally blew itself out and the Chinook came, Cole surveyed his losses and knew there was nothing left for him. Cole is asked to help find Ella Mims. In Colorado Charley Utter and a posse of gunmen are on her trail, intent on killing her.