Mormon Joshua Steed (Eric Johnson) returns to Missouri with a beautiful bride and wealth. Soon after arriving, he is caught in a web or rumor, deception and betrayal that could rip his family apart. In Kirtland, the fledgling church has financial troubles that cause a rift. Hundreds of followers move to Missouri, and Gov. Boggs gathers an army, led by Joshua, to confront them. Soon the militia is ordered to attack the settlement, and only Joshua can save his family from the mob.