A murderous band of saloon girls strikes terror into the heart of a small New Mexico town, robbing and killing and leaving its victims scalped and branded with a mysterious symbol.
Zachary Taylor is fed up with his routine life as a town marshal and the mundane tasks of running a small ranch and settling down with his family. All this is soon to change as he finds himself embroiled in the most dangerous case of his career.
Following a trail of bodies and stolen stock, he finds himself getting far more than he bargained for. Within days the menace draws a noose of terror about his life and threatens the lives of his family, a local rancher, and a beautiful saloon girl desperate for his help.
Can he face the demons of his past in time to unravel the mystery and save innocent lives? Or will he become the next victim of the deadly doves?