A teacher, a corrupt principal, a monstrous brute...come together in an explosive climax.
After a judo session, 4th-degree Black Belt Lily, is confronted by a threatening young man on the street. He is so devilish, that she cannot dispose of him and frantically flees into the nearest subway entrance.
This youth, Paco, is the son of a captain in Peru's Shining Path rebel army. His father has sent him to New York City with two military guards to keep him safe from the civil war. Paco remembers the woman who escaped him and lusts after her.
Lily is a teacher, assisting the principal at the Anna Silver School in New York's Lower East Side. Her school, P.S. 20, has a rich tradition of renown alumni and now serves a new population of mostly Latino immigrants.
Are Lily and Paco destined to meet again? Will her principal survive his gambling addiction and mafia contacts?