When Jose Urbano is shot to death, Detectives Greevey and Logan's investigation is blocked by uncooperative witnesses. But eventually they track down Alicia Rivers, who was seen with Urbano at the church carnival. The gun found at the scene is then traced to Anna Rivers, Alicia's mother, who admits that the gun had been stolen from her Salsa club. Greevey and Logan then find out that Alicia's sister Lucy is in the hospital suffering from a severe beating. Neither the family nor the parish priest, Father Torres, will allow a rape test for Lucy. Greevey is convinced that Urbano raped Lucy, and Nicky Guman, Lucy's boyfriend, avenged the act -- but the family is intent that no one discover the truth of what happened.