After bringing in a band of horse thieves, Sheriff Ben Stillman would like nothing better than to go back home to his wife and wait out the winter storm that is blasting through the Montana mountains. But the storm is about to become the least of his concerns.A vicious gang of murdering outlaws has taken refuge from the brutal cold and snow in a neighboring mountain cabin -taking everyone inside hostage. And the sheriff is the only chance they've got to get out alive. It's Stillman's duty to save them. But the hardened lawman is taking this much more personally -and for good reason.They have his wife, too.