Immigrant Plastic Surgeon at major teaching hospital in Atlanta defends wife and family against deadly attack of psychopathic son of a former patient.
Angola 1979: The Portuguese abandon their African colonies to civil war: The Cuban military arrives in Angola to support the Marxist regime in the North, while the USA supports Renamo and the South Africans in the South.
In this covert war, fought by super power client states, two men pass like ships in the night: Neill Proctor, a doctor and a South African special forces soldier, is captured on a raid deep into Northern Angola. He is psychologically traumatised by horrific torture and abuse before escaping; U.S agent Aaron Ryan, aka El lobo, has penetrated Cuban HQ in Luanda and organized a bloody program of assassination and sabotage, designed to paralyze the Cuban military.
Atlanta 1993. Fifteen years later Ryan and Proctor’s paths cross again. Ryan, seeking revenge for what he sees as a cover-up of medical malpractice, calls to account each member of the medical team who cared for his deceased stepmother. Neill Proctor now a postgrad fellow at Emory, is targeted; Ryan plans the seduction of Sharon, Neil's wife, and the destruction of their relationship.
This is revenge versus passion; forgiveness against justice and what happens once the other cheek is turned.