has grown up independent and headstrong— and definitely too smart for her own good. It's just after WWII and evil men are expanding drug trafficking across the West. Her mother's new boyfriend is one of them. When he kills Etta's mother and disappears, Etta is determined to bring him to justice.
She shames her mother's long-lost older brother into helping her – a former lawman, he's now a drunken and disgruntled war veteran who wants nothing to do with her troubles.
Ignoring her uncle's dire warnings about the dangers of her plan, they travel on horseback through the wilderness of The Sierra Crest tracking down the man who murdered her mom and his gang. But the beauty of the landscape soon gives way to deadly violence, both natural and manmade, and forces Etta to do what she could never have imagined in order to save both their lives.