When Jordan O’Duffy is sexually assaulted in the Riverside High School locker room two months before graduation, he begins to plot his revenge on the students he believes assaulted him. Zeva, a Bosnian Muslim illegal immigrant who worked with Islamic extremists in the Middle East for years escapes across the Atlantic Ocean and settles in Riverside.
Zeva sees something in Jordan that reminds her of the life she’d once lived before her husband and son were murdered by soldiers during the Bosnian genocide. Can Zeva help Jordan, a boy abandoned by his father and ignored by his mother, to make it through the final two months of high school without turning to violence? Or will the truth about her past be what pushes Jordan to take his father’s guns to school to act on the terrifying thoughts he’s been having?