To keep from serving jail time, Vince Templeton agrees to take on a false identity and go to Surlock, Wyoming. Once there he is to work as a teamster for Charles Huxton and try to prevent a war that is brewing between Huxton's Transport and the Yates freight outfit.
However, he quickly discovers he is on the wrong side when he falls hard for Jessie Yates. While trying to prevent arson, sabotage and murder he also assumes the impossible task of winning over a girl who hates him and everyone working for Huxton.
When the showdown comes, he must not only save the woman he loves but also outshoot a deadly gunman named Phoenix Cline and all of Huxton's henchmen. It's a job that will test his mettle: to fail the test is to die.