This story begins with a bang. A boy is hiding in a fallen tree trunk. Through a knothole, he watches helplessly as militia members shoot and kill his mother. The boy hides in the tree until the coast clears. Then he heads back towards the safe meeting place, hoping to rescue his father. Then follow the chase, the capture, the return to militia headquarters, finding his undercover FBI father bound and gagged in the munitions shed, and the just-in-time rescue as the boy blows up the shed.