Miguel is a man of the desert. He is reluctant to leave Las Flores, Mexico, where his family has worked and lived for generations. However, his wife, Maria, persists, believing they are no longer safe as the narco war spreads to Las Flores. She persuades Miguel they will find a better life in America. Leaving their baby with Miguel's parents, intending to return for him after joining her aunt and uncle in Tucson, they illegally cross the border, led by the notorious trafficker, El Coyote. Separated at the Trophy Tree, Maria believes Miguel is dead. Alone, she is helpless and sold to a wealthy American. Miguel is arrested for murder by Nate Gonzales and forced to join a cartel. He becomes a narco with a price on his head.