In 1879, a bank was robbed in Tucson, Arizona Territory. Deputy Sheriff Mort Dansing was the senior lawman on duty, and as such he was in charge of the posse that rode into the desert to catch the robbers. Unfortunately, all sign disappeared in a freak sandstorm, and the posse returned to Tucson in shame.
When a good friend of Dansing’s is later killed, he is a member of the posse that goes after her. However, the Apaches have jumped their reservation and gone on the warpath, and the bulk of the posse chooses for safety to return to their homes. Only Dansing and his partner continue.
Dansing, who was partially raised by the Apaches, has both friends and enemies among them. But it is the war chief, Horse Hate, who surrounds Dansing in a deserted cabin in the desert, who is his worst enemy. Here in this lonely cabin, Dansing, his partner, four hardened men, and one lonely woman must make a stand against over fifty Apache warriors bent on their destruction.