Taking place in the old American West, young Deacon Porter has suddenly become aware of a series of unexplained murders in his small town. His father, being the sheriff, is being pressured to find the culprit...and Deacon wants to help. However, when he meets another teenage boy in the darkness, he begins having feelings that he never experienced before. Is this stranger the boy of his dreams? Or is it the very beast his father is looking for?