Victoria Schaffer is from a poor neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota. Seeking fortune she never had, she moves to the North Dakota oil fields to start her own trucking business. She takes out a loan from a local gangster that she is unable to pay, forcing her to return home and ask her estranged business mogul father for help. He agrees, but before she receives the promised cash infusion he dies under mysterious circumstances. The gangster catches up with her and eventually she is faced with two choices: join him or he'll deliver the police potentially incriminating evidence linking her to her father's murder.