Widowed mountain minister Carroll Lewis and his music director Maran MaComb stumble onto a plot among disaffected ex-military and biker communes to lash out at what they see as a repressive system. But the violence is to be blamed on all the wrong people, and the deep pockets behind them, super patriots gone over the edge, don't know when to stop. Add Maran's real job description, a warning from Carroll's buddy the state cop, and a harmless mountain retreat becomes a powder keg. Not what he signed on for, and when the bullets start to fly, they don't know friend from foe. What was supposed to become his quiet life among the faithful backwoods folks turns into a cliff-hanging survival fight for Carroll and the woman who's not just his quiet piano player.