John Chinaman tries to lead a peaceful life logging in Blue Hill while his companion Ada runs the local schoolhouse, both uncertain about starting a family. With the repercussions of the Chinese Exclusion Act sweeping the land, the townspeople aren't exactly warming to the mixed-race couple—especially when more Chinese immigrants looking for a home show up. But Chinaman's past isn't done with him yet. When the master of a San Francisco martial arts school sets out with his best students to challenge him, the various hostile factions meet head-on. Will John and Ada's love survive the explosive violence?