The tranquillity of a Western Australian wheatbelt town is shattered when an out-of-State shearing team secure local contracts by thuggery and scare tactics. Nick Manetti, a returned Vietnam veteran who the whole town fears, reluctantly becomes involved when the trouble escalates and threatens his livelihood.
When Becky Cooper, the new girl in town, witnesses the horrific murder of Nick's best friend, she flees for her life, Nick rescuing her from the clutches of trained killers in the nick of time. But were they seen escaping? And if so, where will they be safe?
At the height of a bitter storm they race across country in a bid to reach safety as a personal war unfolds for them both. As the town wades into a battle it is totally unprepared for, Becky’s and Nick’s lives hang in the balance.
Who will survive the ruthless violence that plays out on Devlin Street?