Worn down by years of hard living and violence, aging gunman Jon Stoudenmire is on his way to find solace at his vineyard in California. His last stop along the way is a raucous mining town far out in the Sonoran Desert. Short of ready cash, an old friend asks him to stay on as acting Sheriff and he agrees. Jon soon discovers that a local man, wealthy Englishman Alex Faraday, is on a mission to take over the prosperous outpost. Smitten by beautiful saloon owner Elizabeth Thompson, a target of Faraday's wrath... Jon is pulled deeper into the fight. When a county commissioner is brutally murdered, Jon suspects Faraday and the sparks begin to fly. The desert town is shaken to its core when the hard-hitting Sheriff, aided by his legendary anger, attempts to blast the community free from the grips of the vicious Brit and his hired guns.