Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a town that's leaping into the twentieth century spurs first. Pretty soon Cheyenne will be just as newfangled fancy as any Eastern city. But the folks there still know how to have fun. First the rodeo-and then the hanging. It's the rodeo that Stringer has been sent out to write about. However, before he knows it, he's up to his neck in the West's most notorious murder case. They're fixin' to hang Tom Horn, but something in town smells worse than a stable boy's boots, and Stringer aims to find out what it is.