Jared Delaney rides into Cimarron, New Mexico, in 1878 looking for a job, a cold beer and a warm bed but finds himself caught in the crossfire of a vicious range war that forces him to choose sides. Orphaned by outlaws who shot down his parents in cold blood, Jaredas childhood is shrouded in a mysterious fog leaving him with no memories and nightmares of a malevolent voice and the coldest blue eyes heas ever seen. Jared doesnat want to get involved in the local troubles, yet everyone he meets tugs at him to join their faction. On one side, thereas the tough old sheriff, the beautiful, outspoken schoolteacher and a struggling rancher and his wife. On the other is a slick bartender, a asoiled dovea and the powerful patron who seems disturbingly familiar. By the light of the rustleras moon, Jared makes his stand and faces down his demons.