Federal agent Sam Ireland is assigned to a lawless border town. Sam takes a room in a boarding house suspected of being the center of a human smuggling. The agent finds himself distracted by the fairer sex.
A large state-decreed construction project overwhelms a small rural town that is dominated by a gruff but soft-hearted old soldier. His niece is young and craves romance, and finds it in the construction foreman, who's very much at odds with the townsfolk and especially a man that fancies himself as her boyfriend.