In the Ozark Mountains of Hardy, Arkansas, Crowbar Russell discovers he may lose his farm to the bank. When his moonshine stockpile is also destroyed, he's convinced his nemesis Kerry Wayne Evans is behind it, and the first rumblings of war begin as the local clans pick sides and square off.
Crowbar Russell learns his family's land is going up for auction and Kerry Wayne Evans puts his plan into action to win the property and push the Russells out for good. Crowbar must turn to a feared woman known as The Baroness for help, but a favor from her always comes with a price.
Kerry Wayne Evans misses out on a lucrative deal when he's forced to tend to a rental property that mysteriously goes up in flames, and tensions escalate when surveyors are spotted on Crowbar Russell's land. Meanwhile, Marty Terrell and Mark Gordon are ordered to pay off Crowbar's gambling debt, leading Marty to go toe-to-toe with Crowbar outside a local bar.
Crowbar Russell discovers Kerry Wayne Evans' reason for wanting his property spells trouble for others in Russell Hollow. Then, tensions between Crowbar and Marty Terrell build to a fever pitch, and Marty's plan against Mark Gordon backfires.
Old alliances are dissolved and new ones are forged when trust within the Russell clan is broken, prompting the Russells to hoist the flag of war. Meanwhile, Kerry Wayne Evans destroys Crowbar's corn crop and his new ally, Marty Terrell, conspires to take down Mark Gordon.
The two clans prepare for war and Marty Terrell takes Kerry Wayne Evans up on his offer for work. Jimmy Haney confronts Mark Gordon and blackmails him, and Crowbar Russell watches his world crumble as his most loyal people turn against him. Finally, the auction arrives and Crowbar will walk away as the rightful owner of his homestead or as a man without power.