For seven months, Esperanza and Artie have lived in wedded bliss on their little farm, reveling in the success of Artie's music career. Married life has been kind to them. Experience has taught them to keep an eye out for danger, but no such threats appear-not even from Don Raúl, Esperanza's jilted fiancé.
However, their peace is not destined to last. When Artie receives an invitation to perform at a wealthy doña's social event in a nearby city, he finds the extra money impossible to refuse. Promising to return soon, he leaves his pregnant wife behind-but Esperanza quickly realizes that Artie is walking straight into danger, and there's nothing she can do to warn him.
As bloody revolution erupts all around her, Esperanza must face her worst nightmares if she is going to survive. Alone and terrified, her salvation comes in an unlikely form... but will she be able to accept it, knowing that her beloved musician will never be able to fulfill his promise?
After marrying the love of his life, everything takes a turn for the better for Artie. He has a comfortable home, a baby on the way, and best of all, he has Esperanza. Life is wonderful.
However, Artie's idyllic world does not last long. The whispers of revolution grow louder every day, turning to roars as the country he loves descends into chaos. Before long, his brothers Ed and Alejandro go missing in action, and Diego is racing headlong into a bloody massacre, oblivious to the horrors that await him.
Artie has one chance to save his brother from certain death, but it means becoming an unwilling soldier in a battle beyond the wildest horrors of his imagination. Armed only with a revolver and his prayers, he throws himself into the fray-with deadly consequences.
He promised Esperanza he would come back. He needs to get home, whatever it takes. If Artie stands any chance of survival, he will need to learn to fight-and fast. But when the moment comes, will he be able to pull the trigger, knowing it will end an innocent man's life?
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