Theme: Do what you think is right even if there are some hard obstacales in the way.
"I did it mama! I really did it!" page 174
"The DEA thinks it was an accident, but I know in my heart it wasn't. I was the one they were after. It should have been me in that car. why don't you go and get the plane and get them back for what they did. Benito stopped and looked down. You listened to our whole talk, didn't you? Ricky avoided his fathers stare". Page 15
"Now Ricky screamed. He drew back on the yoke. For a heartbeat the skyhawk clung to the gravel, then lifted free. The plane skimmed the desert floor, airspeed too slow for climb-out. Ricky's voice was hoarse with fear. Go! Go! Go! He banked gradually away from the equipment shed and gave the guards less of a target. Page 173