Croy reads a local newspaper and learns that bounty hunter, Jonah Hex, has arrested his old colleague Rodney Webster. He recalls that both Webster and he were responsible for a train robbery fifteen years ago, that resulted in the death of Jonah's fiancée, Cassie Wainright. Croy fears that Jonah may soon come gunning for him as well.
He enters the gambling parlor of the Grand Hotel and engages in a game of poker with three other gamblers. The gamblers catch Croy cheating at cards, forcing him to flee the casino guns blazing.
Two hundred miles away in the town of Careysburg,