Prim and proper Becky Hurst leaves the frontier town of Seattle and travels alone to the Yukon to join her neer-do-well husband. But things don't turn out like she planned. Becky learns worldly truths that were suppressed while sheltered in her parents home. Her survival is soon linked to her quick wit and new found prowess with firearms. Proper manners fall by the wayside as she grows stronger and trailwise, challenging the wilderness on its own terms. Becky learns to survive and endure in a man's world, but at what cost...?