When Attorney Rick Alvarez, is arrested for a minor felony, he is shocked to find himself suddenly accused of murdering a powerful businessman and thrown into prison. With only one way for Alvarez to prove his innocence, he vows to break out of prison and find the real murderer. With the help of prison guard Carl, his only ally, Alvarez manages to escape, and is forced to return to Mexico, a place he hasn't been since childhood and a place he's long vowed never to return to. Trapped over the border and on the run for his life, Alvarez's only bridge to the American legal system is Attorney Abby Berkhoff. With time running out, they battle to outsmart a ruthless detective, and untangle a frightening web of murder and betrayal.