Abbie Farrel is just beginning to settle back into living again after the financial crises that have rocked her ranch since her husband's death. With the rugged Cole Jasper back as her foreman, Abbie dares to hope that his laughter and steady hand will bring serenity to the ranch. But trouble comes in the form of two bounty hunters trailing Cole. Captured and beaten near death Cole is tied to a horse for the journey back to Texas and a trial for his part in the death of a saloon girl. Abbie heads for Texas determined to save Cole from certain death at a hanging trial.