Darlene Cantwell is in an abusive marriage. She wants out, but her husband says he’ll kill her if she tries to leave. Karl Wallentine meets Darlene quite by accident, but she embroils him in a scheme to disappear. Conflict arises when Karl falls in love while obtaining a Nevada driver’s license to support his new identity. Although torn, Karl keeps his commitment to Darlene. They escape to new lives in Ruby Valley, Nevada. Although they pretend to be living as a couple, they actually live as brother and sister. separate goals and an attempted rape add to their trials, but in the end they each get what they want most.