Falsely accused of murdering two friends, Mark Dalton had no choice but to take to the fugitive trail. Now he has a $5000 price on his head, wanted dead or alive. Three men were responsible for framing Mark: Randers, the real killer, and his two associates, Tollard and Cordray. The gang now posed as bounty hunters and pursued Mark to the town of Ballards Crossing. Here, Mark hoped to find the one man who would believe his story and help to clear his name. But they walked into a town simmering on the brink of an explosive war between the two biggest landowners in the district - Clem Boardman and the beautiful Della Rodriguez. Caught in the middle, Mark would soon be fighting for his very life.