Cowboy Michael Atherton intervenes on behalf of a prostitute, Wendy, who is being terrorized by a gang of thugs. He guns down the attackers and shepherds her to safety. But the dead men's friends aren't about to forget what Michael did and are looking to get even. Michael considers his options, and several locals -- including card player Kyle -- offer their advice. But this dispute seems likely to be settled only by angry men and firearms.