When their truck suddenly breaks down, a migrant named Moises leads 13 others on a trek through the harsh terrain along the U.S.-Mexico border. Inconvenience soon turns into horror as the sounds of gunfire shatter the tranquil desert landscape. Desperate and on the run, the survivors find themselves in a fight for their lives against a psychotic sniper and his vicious hunting dog. Moises must now use his wits and instincts to kill the relentless predator before he claims more victims.
And sure enough, with forty-five seconds left in the game—forty-five seconds before the first penalty shoot-out in Olympic women’s history—Heather O’Reilly ran harder than I’ve ever seen her run toward a ball that was about to go out of bounds to the right of the Canadian goal. She caught it and kicked it hard, crossing it perfectly toward the goal. And there I was, standing in a swarm of white jerseys. I told myself, ‘C’mon, Alex. All you have to do is get your head on the ball. Connect.’ I jumped and felt the ball against my head, the part of my body that had been such a disappointment to me in so many games.