The Nebraska Sandhills of the 1880s are a
vast, untamed expanse of treeless, rolling hills
scoured by harsh wind and blistering sun. Into
this rugged landscape, former Indian scout
Lone McGantry reluctantly agrees to lead an
expedition of explorers and adventurers headed
by an English lord. The hardships of the environment
soon become secondary, however,
when other threats—both from within and
without—overtake the expedition.
Deceit, betrayal, stampeding buffalo, a raging
grassfire, and a band of ruthless marauders all
must be dealt with. The very survival of the
expedition is at stake. Lives will be lost and the
banks of the Dismal River will be scorched and
stained by blood before the ordeal is finished.