Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man, with a beautiful new wife on his arm, but is soon tangled in a web of rumor and deception that threatens to tear his relationship apart. In Kirtland the Prophet charters a bank to repay creditors, which fails. Bankrupt and embittered, contentions erupt among church leaders, as Ben Steed and his family follow Joseph back to Missouri. Meanwhile Governor Boggs raises an army with Joshua at its head. When the militia receives orders to attack Far West, only Joshua can stand between his family and the gathering mob.