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.
A little girl's father gets in trouble with jewel thieves just before Christmas. He leaves his daughter with Pete, an old friend, but then doesn't return for her as promised, and the trio tries to find him.