Claren Phillips and her son witness a violent mugging. She rescues Tanner, a man who is obviously down on his luck and take him back to her ranch. Tanner is running from the law and needs a place to hide. A strange misfortune brings the people that are hunting Tanner to the ranch where he is hiding and puts them all in danger. Pretty good read, especially when the local sheriff starts causing a whole of trouble by stalking Claren.