Carson Phillips is a pro football player who's become a private detective in retirement, although not a particularly good one. An old lover brings him what seems like an ordinary missing persons case. But as Phillips investigates, the simple case gets twistier, and it starts to appear that the missing person may have been the victim of murder. And the apparent murderer is Phillips's own estranged daughter. It's up to him to discover the truth of this tangled web of crime and death.