For two years, Ashley, a rough and rugged beauty in her mid-twenties, has walked a tightrope, trying to prove that she is fit to be a mother and regain custody of her son. She discovers her father is smuggling immigrants across the border. Ashley is lured by the prospect of easy money in the role of a coyote. Her plans go awry, and she finds herself quickly stranded with a young girl whose mother disappeared in the late night river crossing. She soon discovers something she didn't know she had.