McNally gets out of jail after serving an 18-year sentence for murdering his wife, McGuire. His wife, however, has not really been killed, but left home with their baby daughter and let her husband be tried for a murder that never happened. McNally searches for McGuire, seeking revenge. He
finds her and fully grown daughter Murphy in a small New Mexico town. McNally tries to use his daughter to get to McGuire. The film ends in a climactic chase through the ruins of an Indian cliff dwelling where McNally falls to his death.