Never underestimate the power of family love and tenacity! Esperanza Angellini wanted to make a difference, and she thought she had found the vehicle to do just that. She joined former president Jimmy Carter's team dedicated to monitoring elections in Guatemala. The elections were made possible by a shaky truce ending a 36-year civil war that had resulted in the destruction of over 400 villages and a gecide program waged by the military that killed 200,000 Mayans, mostly incent men, women and children civilians. Her eagerness to help make things right pulled her sister and eight brothers into a vortex of danger and terror that threatened to annihilate the entire family.