Ayana and Novella Lachlan are identical twin sisters, living in Italy with their mother and military stepfather. Having never been separated, they're forced to make the choice of either staying together or going their separate ways when their mother decides to return to the United States. Ayana, having met the Italian man of her dreams who happens to be the carabiniere she assaulted outside of a night club, can't bear the idea of leaving him and chooses to remain in Italy. Novella, thinking neither of them should stay without their mother, chooses to go to Miami. Ayana warns her not to go.
Paladio Hijuelos, fresh from a South American prison where he was brutally tortured for three years, returns to Miami and finds the lovely and young Novella. He can't help the obsession he has for her, and begins turning her entire world upside down.
Vincenzo Saletti, from a powerful and feared family in Italy, learns his baby brother is missing and must find out what happened to him. What he finds is a tragedy, and the wrong girl caught up in it. Will his family give the order to end her life, or will they find a reason to spare her?