The Amboy Affair
Rick is thirty-six and was fired
from his job as a commodities broker. If losing his job wasn’t bad enough, his
girl friend of two years terminates their relationship a week later. Rick is so
depressed and heartbroken that he decides to leave St.
Louis and head for Santa Monica,
California to look for employment. He had
always dreamed of following Route 66 across country and figured this was his
He stops in the small, remote,
desert town of Amboy on Route 66 in
California for gas and a bite to
eat. He finds it to be peaceful and quiet there, so he decides to rent a motel
cabin for three nights to relax and try to rid himself of feeling depressed. He
meets a pretty girl at the restaurant that had stopped by to eat, and she invites
him to accompany her on her monthly business trip from San
Diego to Las Vegas.
On the way they discover that she unknowingly has been transporting large sums
of drug money to be laundered. Their greed for money results in their
double-crossing the drug dealers by taking the money and going into hiding,
which results in his once dull life becoming entwined in love, betrayal,
intrigue and the constant fear of being tracked down and murdered.
Once upon a time a baby girl was
born to very wealthy parents and raised primarily by a nanny who catered to her
every need. The parents also employed a full time maid, chef, chauffeur and
servants, so she never had to do anything for herself. When turning sixteen,
she demanded her parents buy her an expensive sports car, because she didn’t
want to be seen driving anything less, and she received one.
She attended the very best
private schools, and during her summer vacations she traveled the world. At the
age of twenty-one, she had become an arrogant, selfish, self-centered
individual. Her personality was such that no one cared to associate with her,
and even her parents couldn’t tolerate her un-forgiving behavior. They realized
now they were the ones responsible for creating this unsociable monster by the way
they had raised her. They felt it was their duty to try and correct the
situation, or otherwise she would live a very lonely life and one without love.
They deemed it necessary to take drastic corrective action to change her
personality, and what the parents had planned for their daughter was beyond