the Texas border town of Rosarita, saloon owner Race Jago is killed by
a stranger. Tried for the crime, Luke Brennan refuses to defend
himself, and the judge has no choice but to sentence him to hang. But
while Brennan awaits execution, deputy Kipling Wakefield convinces his
prisoner to tell him the reason he shot Jago in cold blood. Finally, in
the late night hours before his sentence is carried out, Brennan tells
Kip his story of a man’s love for his wife, a father’s desire for
revenge, of a hatred that destroyed two lives.