U.S. Deputy Marshal Matt Bannister is once again going head-to-head with Wu-Pen Tseng.
Wu-Pen Tseng is not getting the respect he craves. To use a bit of deception, he comes up with an operation he calls "Dragon's Fire." Dragon's Fire has three goals, and when all three are fulfilled, Wu-Pen is pleased. That is, until Matt Bannister begins an investigation and follows the evidence into Chinatown. Suspicion leads him to his prime suspect: Wu-Pen.
Wu-Pen has sabotaged the silver mine and brought a compassionate smile, shelter, and food for the families of the now missing minors, while they wait to know the fate of their loved ones.
Inside of the mountain holding the tunnels, drifts and mining works of the Slater Silver Mine, Joe Thorn is the only uninjured of the survivors and he is forced to make a lifesaving decision with only what he could find five-hundred-feet underground to save Lawrence Barton. Four men work together through their injuries and fears to stay alive and care for their most injured man. With no promise of a tomorrow and a heavy load of regrets, the men emerge from the mine with a whole new outlook on life...