It's 1870 in northwest Texas. After a bloody shootout in a hole-in-the-wall saloon, Texas Jack Slater, a notorious outlaw, kidnaps a widowed saloon girl, Zeta, and heads west. As fate would have it, the two come up on a chuck wagon and three cowboys traveling towards a cattle drive. After being invited in, by the cook, conditions quickly deteriorate when the cook discovers what has happen. To add fuel to the fire, Jack recognized one of the cowboys, as the man that sent him to prison years before. The stage is set for courage and luck to play out their hands in the deadly battle that is to ensue... "but even a losing poker hand can win if everyone else at the table folds".