The Pace That Kills: Small town girl Jane Bradford falls for Nick, a guy from the big city who offers her the opportunity to get away from her small town life. He also offers her headache powder, she not knowing that its cocaine and that Nick is a drug pusher. By the time they get to the city, shes hooked on her new medicine. Janes brother, Eddie, goes to the city to look for his sister, who has not kept in touch with her family. Eddie gets a job as a carhop at a drive-in and is befriended by a drive-ins waitress named Fanny. Fanny is one of Nicks customers, and Fanny soon gets Eddie hooked on the headache powder. Due to this vice, Eddie and Fannys life soon goes downhill. Theyre both fired from their jobs and are unable to find other work in their drugged out state. On the periphery of both Eddie and Janes life is Dorothy Farley, a customer at the drive-in. Dorothy, dating Dan, comes from a wealthy family and she throws her money around easily. Shes willing to assist financially those in need. She becomes the one in need when shes kidnapped by one of Nicks associates, who wants her to become another of Nicks steady customers. Jane, now known as Lil (she doesnt want her new life to sully her familys name), comes to Eddies aid, trying to get him away from the city and back home. Jane also comes to Dorothys aid, for a price, not before Dorothy learns the truth of Dans identity and from where her family money comes.