Gabriel Cortez, a drug lord, who's in FBI custody is being transported. But suddenly the vehicle he is being transported in, is literally lifted off the ground and he escapes. He takes an agent captive and gets in a fast car and is driving his way to the border. The FBI tries to stop him but he always gets pass every barricade. They deduce that he's probably going to cross the border at Arizona so they decide to place agents at the town near the border. The FBI agent in charge, Bannister calls every town where he can cross or pass through. And among them is Sommerton but he doesn't think he will go there cause the only way he can cross the border is over a canyon and since he's in a car...But in Summerton, the Sheriff, Ray Owens gets a call that one of the residents appears to have dropped out of sight so he sends his deputies to check it out and they find the man dead. So Owens comes out and they check the place out. They find tire tracks so he has the deputies follow it and they find some men putting a bridge over the canyon. The men see the deputies and try to kill them. Owens shows up and tries to save them but one of them is mortally wounded. Owens calls the FBI to tell them what they are doing. But it's uncertain if they'll arrive in time. Owens then decides to stop Cortez. But his deputies remind him there are just a few of them and they have far superior weapons. But one of the residents, Dinkum has an arsenal of his own. So they prepare but Cortez's people whom Owens earlier encountered come to town to shoot it up.