Cassandra desperately wants to leave dull Spokane and her overprotective mother to re-unite with her Mexican-American father, Sal. Yet things get a lot less boring when Felix Treviño appears in town with his chiseled cheekbones and Aztec intensity. The local drug scene suddenly heats up so Cassandra’s mother ships her off to the safety of San Diego and her father. But a drug lord from her father´s shadowy past, Nardo Urstegui, is hunting him and endangering Sal’s prominent Ensenada Hotel. Sal leaves to protect it, and Felix, blackmailed into serving Nardo, kidnaps her. When Nardo threatens Cassandra´s life, Felix mutinies and, as punishment, he and she are thrown into a drug tunnel to die. Trying to find a way across the Mexican-American border underground wasn’t what Cassandra had in mind when she imagined visiting Sal. Neither was falling in love, and love won’t guarantee Felix´s safety or that she will ever see her father again.