As young widow Cora Diemert struggles against powerful ranchers intent on driving her off her homestead, young Billy Smith rides on to her place asking for a bit of work. Smith seems the answer to Cora's prayers - until she discovers that he is running from the law, with Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Alvarez hot on his trail.
Cora, Billy, and the marshal each learn some hard lessons as they battle with themselves and with one another.
Then, suddenly, they're forced to confront the hardest truth of all: some things really are worth fighting - and dying - for.
And that means fighting as they've never fought before - together.