In the town of Hamilton Wyoming a woman is shot and killed. Her two young children have an abusive father as their only living relative. The towns people feel they must step up to protect the eight year old boy and his three year old sister. In New York City Helen O'Neal's sister has discovered her husband is in debt to the city's most notorious man. Jill knowns she must leave the only home she's ever known in order to be safe from the evil men in her life.