Living in the spotlight is a very bad choice for an immortal, but Carl Robinson followed his dreams. He was enjoying his successful baseball career and had just been invited into the realm of politics when he is found and challenged by Myron Corman.
Corman was a drifter who suffered his first death in a shootout during the American Old West. His lifestlye did not change with the times; Corman moved from town to town, city to city, stealing what he needed and challenged the first immortal he found there, always at high noon, then moved on.
Today, it was Carl Robinson he found and challenged Robinson on the roof of the baseball stadium during practice. Robinson met him there and proved too much for Corman to handle. Unfortunately, there were witnesses to the end result of the dual; Corman's decapitated body fell from the rooftop and Robinson was seen by witnesses on the rooftop with sword in hand.
Robinson fled the scene and summoned Duncan MacLeod for help.
Meanwhile, local law enforcement called in the FBI, who was always under the belief that the string of decapitations was the work of a serial killer. The FBI agent called in to investigate was Matthew McCormick. The plot thickens when we discover that Matthew McCormick is also an immortal who, in the 1800's, used to own Robinson and was Robinson's teacher. A former slaver and a former slave; there was bad blood between them.
To further complicate the issues at hand, Trey Franks, Robinson's mortal batting coach, tries to save Robinson in his own way -- he goes to the police and confesses to Corman's murder.
Duncan MacLeod's sense of loyalty again gets in the way as he finds McCormick to be a basically good person with reason to have anger towards Robinson. McLeode struggles to make peace between these bitter enemies, free Trey Frank, and to help Robinson find a new life.