1880, silver-rich Leadville, Colorado bookkeeper Sky Saunders leaves her embezzler husband and travels west seeking her freedom by investing in a silver mine. She wants no commitment to any man.
In 1880, bookkeeper Sky Saunders leaves her Placerton home with scandal hanging over her head as her banker husband Thomas embezzled funds. She travels to Leadville, Colorado at the invitation of her cousin, Deputy Marshal Ned Saunders, who is away on his honeymoon. Ned's boss Marshal Cody Cassidy takes Sky into his home that he shares with his dad.
While waiting for Ned to return home, Sky is determined not to depend on any man anymore. Following a tip from Saunders' housekeeper, she accepts a position with room and board as a bookkeeper at Bartram's Gaming House. Cody is concerned with her living and working in a gaming house as he believes strongly that is no place for a lady like her. However, he is also as concerned, if not more so, that she co-owns a silver mine as someone is killing or running off claimants to steal mines. Finally the most frightening thing about this obstinate woman in the marshal's musings is he wants her.