This is the story of a range war, the story of a railroad right of way, of murder, greed, and corruption littering the long dark trail from the East Coast of America, to south Texas. This is the story of the township of Serenity, and the people who live and die there. Above all it is the story of Louise Kettle, a frontier woman, and her love for the aging gunfighter, a living legend, a man with a voice in the White House. He rides that long dark trail leading back from the hollows of western Kentucky, and on to the slaughterhouse they call Shiloh. He is the fastest gun south of the Picket wire, and always behind him is a stone cold killer on a mission from God. This is the story of the pistolero, shootist, and gentleman, Rio Jack Fanning: the Undertaker.