It’s the 1940’s. America is at war. Molly Lytle is called back from the city to the plains of Kansas. She nurses a dream of drilling an oil well. Women don’t drill oil wells, she is told. Still, she absorbs everything there is to know about oil wells. At every turn she is thwarted . The man who owns the land she wants to drill on won’t sell her a lease.
Molly learns that the last range war fought in the West took place on the very land where she wants to drill. She discovers her father’s greed fomented the range war. Even worse, the dispute unleashed a serial killer who threatens them all, including Molly’s daughter.