The Shores of Saturn
by Steven D. Bennett
Set in the border town of Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, a man befriends a homeless kid whose only goal, besides panhandling for beer, is to get back to his hometown of Evanston. Seeing him as a surrogate for his drug-addled brother, the man purposes to help the kid get back to his home and the family who left him. But no good deed is done without evil following close behind.