The family is on a much needed vacation. A policeman, his teacher wife, and their daughter, Emily, a little girl with a preternatural gift, need a break. Emily's parents aren't getting along, but then they hardly ever did these days.
When the family stops for a tour into the Longhorn Caverns, they have no idea something is about to happen to change their lives. Waiting for them are a young couple on the run. One is, Crow, an escaped convict. The other is his girlfriend, Heddy, who helped him escape and will do anything to keep him free. They're got some money waiting for them down south, if only they can get there.
Once the family exits the caves, they are kidnapped, and now they're all on the run. It's going to be a very Bad Trip South.
One of Mosiman's best tales brought to life through the pipes of Ben Maclaine. A seriously gut wrenching tale narrated by the perfect voice. Listened to it twice so far, and it still creeps me out.