While searching for his brother Caine learns that an old friend of his from the Shaolin Temple is also in America and in the town that he is in. But when Caine goes to look for him he can't be found and there are some people who prefer that he stop looking.
A woman (Annie) who was a victim of rape is with child. Kwai Chang Caine meets them as her father falls ill. The father asks Kwai Chang Caine to accompany the woman on her trip to an army fort. While there, she confronts the father of her child who denies the charge. Without corroborating evidence, the base commander turns them away. They return to her sick father Kwai Chang Caine has a memory of finding an abandoned infant when he was a child. His master tells him that all life is sacred, even if unwanted or difficult to feed. Annie's brother (a former confederate ...
When Caine is injured, a woman helps him and hides him. Caine finds himself attracted to her. But what Caine doesn't know is, that she has a plan; she wants to use him as a bargaining chip to get her father who's a prisoner in China, released. So she sends for her brother to help. But the Sheriff has plans of his own.
A frightened boy, defending a jail against the bandits who killed his sheriff father, inspires courage in an adult coward. At the moment of truth, Caine (DAVID CARRADINE) teaches them both to temper justice with mercy.
Ancient Warrior, an aged Indian accompanied by Caine, seeks burial in his sacred, ancestral land. But the burial site is located dead center in a violent, Indian-hating town called Purgatory. Gary Busey guest stars.