Can Cole McClain, a Texas Ranger, find the answer to why the townspeople of an entire town suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth and find his sweetheart, Julie Bryant, who disappeared along with them? Will he finally find the peace, happiness, and love he is searching for?
Deciding to resign from the Texas Rangers and marry his sweetheart, Julie Bryant, Cole McClain reluctantly accepts one last assignment; arrest Ben Slade, a notorious outlaw, bandit and killer who is terrorizing West Texas. While on his way to arrest the scoundrel, he stops in South Fork where Julie lives. Puzzled when he finds that the town has been abandoned, he searches for a clue to the mystery. Encountering a strange young woman who seems to have succumbed to shock, he tries to communicate with her, but is unable to do so. Escaping with the girl during a severe storm, running from the Ben Slade gang, who has come to the town to seek revenge against the townspeople because they hung one of his men, they head out of the town and into trouble that never seems to elude them.