As the civil war rages in the east, Kelly seeks refuge on her father's ranch in the Colorado Territory. Unfortunately, she finds no sanctuary there. With the drain of troops and able bodied men for the war effort, both Indians and outlaws have become more bold. After a raid on the ranch Kelly becomes the captive of a man with every reason to want revenge on her father. In the depths of a Rocky Mountain winter will Kelly find a way to thaw his cold heart?