From the teeming metropolis of New York to the seething streets of Manila and Cotabato City in the Philippine south, this is a timely tale of forbidden and courageous love -- set against the backdrop of today's pressing issues involving cultural division and religious conflict.
Michael Marshall is the Homeland Security Director of New York, a former NYPD officer, and a Delta Force Ranger who has seen action in Fallujah and Mosul. He spends his waking hours safeguarding the people of his beloved city from terrorist attacks, living his life with the knowledge that every day brings the possibility of another 9/11, another incident that will take the lives of innocent people or another hapless person he could not save. His Catholic upbringing tells him to love mankind, but this is increasingly difficult to do given the hatred and evil that he faces each day. Until one chance meeting at a New York subway challenges all his convictions and principles.
Amina Ismail is a devout Muslim woman who hails from Cotabato – a city in Southern Philippines where more than 50% of the population claims Islam as a religion. Against his better judgment, Michael finds himself fascinated by this mysterious, kind and charming woman. Will they be able to overcome the divisions and conflicts of their respective religions, as well as the weight of family opinion, to make room for what they feel in their hearts?