Last week Beth Ann broke up with Kaylob after she found out he was going back to Vietnam. How would you handle it, if the guy you loved and were engaged to, went back to war without talking it over? Now, she's so upset, she's broken a promise she made to Kaylob and left in one of the worst storms southern California has seen in a very long time.
The town is Riverside, and crime is all around. What will happen when she leaves and goes into the city alone? What will Kaylob do? What will her friends do? As the hours tick by, nobody hears from her? The day turns into night and Beth Ann is all alone. Can they find her?
Beth Ann trekked through the rain-drenched city. The downpour overflowed the storm drains, turning the streets into shallow canals. Wind thrashed the treetops along the sidewalk, flinging leaves in every direction. Her feet were drowning in the deluge while her bellbottoms soaked through to her skin. She stopped for a minute and took in the unfamiliar surroundings. Only a few people ventured out, some huddled under umbrellas, others running with hooded jackets. One man ran with a newspaper over his head.
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