When Burk Van Horn was a child when his father was murdered and his home set ablaze. Barely escaping with his life, not only was his arm scared by flames but his heart burned with hatred and retaliation for the man who killed his father. Cared for by the Brothers of a monastery he grew to manhood with one thought: revenge!Clora Thornton raised most of her life in a convent, returns home at the request of her ailing father. Her coach is stopped by a group of men in attempt to rob the occupants. Dressed as a nun, she claims she has nothing of value, and that she is the daughter of Lord Thornton. When Burk discovers that she is the daughter of that murderer, he decides that she is very valuable to him and he abducts her for ransom. He soon discovers that revenge is sweeter than he expected.