When Isadora Lugo learns that her father has been convicted of murder, she reluctantly travels home for the first time in 10 years. At age 17, she'd fled her troubled life in Los Angeles to serve Christ in India as Sister Ria, never planning to return. Yet as a child, Isadora had promised her dying mother that in times of trouble she would care for her father, the eccentric Don Maximiato Lugo. And trouble has indeed come. Following a haphazard investigation and a speedy trial for the brutal killing of a local prostitute, Don Maximiato awaits his fate in the family hacienda, sketching and painting and sinking into madness.
Believing it is too late to save her father's life, Sister Ria urges him to confess his sins and save his soul. But he only mocks her efforts. Those around Don Maximiato - the loyal Mexicans who consider him a saint, his eldest daughter, Milagros, and the family's longtime housekeeper, Aba - are adamant about the patron's innocence. For her own peace of mind, Sister Ria seeks evidence of her father's innocence or guilt in the side streets and back alleys of Mexican Los Angeles. But every clue she finds hints at something darker and more sinister and weakens her faith, as her very life is threatened by an ominous, unseen figure that shadows her every move. Download and start listening now!