Having travelled to a wild frontier town, seeking the truth of his brother's death, Ben Jody finds himself in the middle of a bitter conflict between rival railroad companies. Caught in crossfires and conflicts, not least from the attention of Willow King, but also the watchful eye of Eady Bonney, the girl he is betrothed to he is accused by the Army of being a deserter. With his good name tarnished and the law now hot on his heels he has little choice but to run. But on discovering who is responsible for his brother's death, Ben decides to ride right into the face of danger, the work camp of Royston Poole. By taking on the fight he has the chance to right some wrongs and return for what he really wants.