1970... A Mexican truck driver transporting illegal migrants into the United States is shot dead in Arizona by a U.S. Border Patrol officer.

Thirty years later, after an airline crash, Hope Lacy, a high-profile television and current affairs presenter from a prominent Chicago family, discovers that her entire privileged life has been a lie, that the woman she always believed to be her mother was not her mother at all.

With her lover an Illinois state senator, and her father a wealthy construction industry magnate, Hope is well connected at the highest levels and using her influence in the media, she embarks on a desperate search for the truth about her origins. But her road to discovery become increasingly dangerous when she finds deceit, betrayal, political corruption and even murder lying around almost every corner.

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