Jake Preston, travelling with his wife and children, takes the Tumbleweed Trail, heading for Kansas City. And if the mile after mile of inhospitable terrain was not enough to contend with, there is the added complication of a gang of marauding bandits led by the notorious Sam Brady who have vowed to kill Jake and his entire family. The family have only one hope and that is the mysterious stranger named Arkansas Smith, a man who some claim is an outlaw himself, a violator of women, a man as cold-hearted as the bitter winds that blow across the trail. But there are others who swear he is some sort of special lawman, a man bringing gun justice to those who need it. There is only one certainty and that is that blood will flow along the Tumbleweed Trail.