It’s 1876 and gold had been discovered in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory. The discovery had birthed the lawless mining town of Deadwood. Steel Madison and his father, Philadelphians, join up with a wagon train headed by Charlie Utter, leaving Colorado with 180 painted ladies for the upstart mining town of Deadwood. Enemies are made, and they experience the dangers of the uncivilized West. Steel goes against his father’s firm counsel and purchases a lead pusher—a Colt pistol with an ivory handle. He is schooled by none other than Bill Hickok, Deadwood’s most famous resident, and soon discovers his innate talents with a gun. Savannah, the beautiful Southern belle, and Cattie, the dark-haired beauty, both stir his emotions. One becomes the hopes of his dreams, only to have such dreams to be tabled by a band of marauding Crow Indians. It’s only by returning to the town of Deadwood—a town that he has come to despise, a town with dangerous enemies—that he has any hope of finding what he’s lost.