It had been a snowy night that left the countryside paited in a picturesque landscape. Britt describes the scene as he makes a campfire to start his day. When a horse thief tries to swipe Britt’s horse, a gun battle kicks off that ends up with Britt standing over the badly wounded man.
The fugitive bandit makes a death bed confession of his misdeeds. Despite the seriousness of he injuries, and the list of past crimes, Britt offers to get the man medical help, and relief from his pains. With the extra man on horseback with Britt, he rides to the town of Sunset, and encounters the posse. But the posse isn’t looking for Britt’s man. So who really did pull off the recent robbery and murder?
Britt is certain that his man did it, due to his confession, but the posse has already lynched their man. Does it really matter since the posse’s man was a long time known outlaw, and Britt’s man died of his wounds? Still, Britt knows the truth, and the posse worries what he may say when he goes into town.
There’s a faceoff with the posse leaders as their own guilt burns to make their shame come screaming to the surface. I don’t think they need to worry about Britt so much as with the life time of living with guilt they all face.