The Lopez family has a great deal on its plate: undocumented immigration, deportation, war, death, drugs, teenage pregnancy and now international terrorism. But what family isn't complicated?
Sister Bridget Ann Rincon-Keller is a middle-aged, crime-fighting nun, the Miss Marple of East Austin's Latino community. She may be in over her head this time though. In Pura Vida, the good sister teams up with fifteen-year-old Miguel Lopez to stop terrorists who have crossed into Texas via Mexico and plan to bomb a university and a high school. It's a race against the clock, literally.