Mitch Evans is riding to his brother's small ranch after receiving a telegram saying there was trouble brewing. But Cal Morgan, a ranch hand for the Bar-Q, has been forced by his ruthless foreman, Latham Parry, to ambush Mitch before he can get to his brother's ranch, the Bar-B. Both men shoot each other — Mitch in the shoulder and Cal in the leg. So begins an unlikely friendship that will endure pain and hardship as well as love. All in the name of the Bar-Q.