Wildcat Jesse should have died in a fire the day his parents were murdered. With a new identity, he arrives in Windy Creek to confront his main suspect, a cattle baron. He accepts a job as a gunman at a saloon in order to spy on him. Only he didn't expect a trouble-making redhead to be part of the deal. Clara Grant is homeless when she arrives at her aunt's saloon seeking a chance for a better life. When her aunt receives a death threat from the cattle baron, Jesse becomes Clara's new guardian. She fights for independence and refuses his passionate advances. When the cattle baron blackmails Clara into marriage, she makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Jesse and her aunt. In the end, they uncover the heinous crimes of a madman and learn that true love can overcome any obstacle.