After leading his family to safety from a deliberately set range fire, a father rides off to seek help for his family, and disappears. His sixteen-year-old son, Davy, reads his father's Journal to better understand his father and, hopefully, find him or his body. Pa's Journal becomes his guide to manhood over the next few years and earns him respect in the community. As Davy searches, those who set the range fire and massacred their companions fear Davy will find evidence pointing to them. They stalk him with murderous intent. Taught how to fight and survive by a lawman, Davy becomes a legend. But will a legend bring his father home, or give the girl he loves the courage to come back to him?