Joe Kepper travels to Parksdale, Kansas to find the person who attacked his teenage daughter and left her battered body for dead. The assault against his daughter is only one of many mishaps to keep Kepper's life in a tailspin. A failed marriage and a hostile relationship with his boss add to his many problems. The Parksdale police do not welcome Kepper with open arms as he offers his assistance. He finds help from an unlikely source when a young and beautiful policewoman comes to his aid. Together they discover the persons who have designs on blowing up a local high school building.