Love in flames, but not what you could call hot stuff. Dulcy's return to the Ian Benito Reserve finds her brother's chance at promotion blocked by college trained Cameron, the forest's fate being fought in Washington, and Kevin on deck representing the lumber interests. Her love for and faith in Cameron is shattered by the disclosures of the Superintendent's daughter; her playing up to Kevin ends disastrously; and a raging forest fire backgrounds the search for a lost child and shows up her brother's inadequacies against Cameron's technical abilities. When the smoke clears, Dulcy, slightly inged, is in Cameron's arms and her brother comfortably shifted to another type of forestry work. Saved somewhat by the setting of the Northwest forests and the vigilance of the patrols, it's still emotionally adolescent.