Tom Morrison had abruptly left the special unit he had been assigned to in South America. Sent there to protect the interests of US investors in plantations and mines, he instead had found only violence and exploitation of the inhabitants by political operatives and local officials. Disgusted, he returned to the US intent on forgetting the experiences that had been thrust upon him.
It didn't turn out that way. The tranquility he hoped for was interrupted when he saved the life of a beautiful deputy sheriff and fought off bushwhack attacks by unknown foes. To complicate things, he had his heart stolen by a lovely and too-young forest nymph.
The secretive actors he had left behind had a long and deadly reach. Seeking only peace in the small Montana ranch he had inherited, Tom soon realized he would have to defend himself from greed and malice of corrupt officials and as well as local thugs.