After Captain Greer shoots and kills a young man in self defense during a bust, he suffers from feelings of guilt and remorse. Julie suggests he take a vacation at a secluded resort to sort things out.
Pete is contacted by his old friend Rusty Bryson, a war correspondent whom he knew and idolized as a boy. But the Treasury department is looking for Bryson, who it suspects of smuggling drugs from Vietnam.
Julie, Link and Pete break down in the desert during a sandstorm and seek shelter in an abandoned mine. An old man embittered by the death of his son in the war who hates hippies then sets off dynamite and traps the trio inside.