Jimmy Kavanagh, a widower, is living quietly with his two children when two escaped convicts join him and all of them, including the children, go on the run to escape a psychopath called Stein.
A lot of the plot is about why Jimmy is running and who from while he tries to protect his family in the macho way that he is used to. A lot of death and bloodshed ensue. Some sort of justice is the result. A morality tale, well-told and illustrated.