The murderous Earl Clayton leads four other criminals in an escape from a New Mexico jail. He kills a deputy in the escape and one of the escapees who didn't want to work on a heist Clayton was planning. Eventually, Clayton a young escapee are the only ones still at large. Erskine and Rhodes are sent after Clayton. Before they can reach the killer, Clayton is in a remote lodge with hostages. Erskine, in a desperate bid to prevent more death, changes places with a hunter headed toward the lodge.