Cattle baroness Victoria Drummond asks of Sheriff Caleb York a favour: help her convince Willa Cullen to sell her the spread that Willa's late father had carved out of the wilderness. Willa, every bit as strong-willed as her rival, refuses to give up her land without a fight. Before he can stop it from escalating, the seductive cattle queen sends an army of hired guns to Sugar Creek, the sole source of water available for Willa's herd. York finds himself caught in the crossfire of a savage shoot-out. No matter who wins, it's going to be a bloodbath.