August 6, 2009.
“They changed it,” Stephen called out, panicked.
A few hours before its scheduled time at 7 p.m. in Palo Alto, the ACCL meeting was moved to 835 Parkstone Way in Milpitas. Though the new location was only twenty miles southeast of the original, the street was an enormous distance from the safe immaculately manicured lawns and stately homes of Palo Alto. The home at 835 Parkstone Way was a tiny single-level grey house on a street with other equally small houses, and more broken cars than kept lawns.
Stephen had driven Molly to the house early, but not as early as Stephen would have liked. The dashboard clock said 6:43. They decided to wait together in the car until 7:00, to watch for anyone coming or going. ...