When Walter Watters – aka 'Wattie' – finds out that the hiding place of gold from a major robbery is known to another, he's instantly on the trail. As the sheriff of a small town, he knows that he has to uphold the law. But the two million dollars in solid gold is a tempting sum. Soon he has to go into an area known as The Wilderness, riding through the monsoon with his companions to where their prize awaits. But can he trust them? Worse than that, he is being tracked by a ruthless ex-convict called Kurzwell, who was one of the original robbers. Now it is a race against time by both groups of men. Only one group can win the prize, but only one has a ruthless killer at their helm. With time and weather against them, Wattie and his companions face death far from home in a desperate struggle against man and nature.