The Claim Summary
In 1867 Daniel Dillon is lord of the the bustling Sierra Nevada mining town, Kingdom Come, that he built and where his word is law. A sturdy, bearded man in middle age, he shares his bed with the lovely Lucia, the young Portuguese madam of the local saloon and brothel. Dillon would seem to have it made, but his life is about to be turned upside down by the arrival of Elena, an ailing Polish immigrant, her pretty teen-aged daughter, Hope, and and Dalgleish, chief engineer of the Central Pacific. Dalgleish has come with a team of men to map out a rail route that will create America's first transcontinental railroad, but it is the arrival of the women and the dark secret they harbor that threatens to undermine all that Dillon has achieved.