Soldiers once drove the Cherokees like animals from their homes in the Great Smoky Mountains and over the infamous Trail of Tears to the Oklahoma Reservation. But not before the people managed to hide their gold mines. Many died of exposure and brutality on that sad journey, and their secrets died with them.
Now, more than a century and a half later, solitary prospector Moses Kyle discovers one of the ancient lost mines. And disappears.
Among those seeking Moses and his discovery are hot shot pilot John Hardin and beautiful Cherokee biker Kitty Birdsong. But also on the hunt in the misty folds of the Smokies is a murderous family clan rooted in the worst kind of evil, along with a group of cult members led by a fanatical snake-handling preacher, and they will do anything he asks.
When naked greed erupts into violence, John and Kitty find they must fight for their lives.