The La Barbra families whole future depended on Don Leonardo’s long shot plan. Breed a male child who could overcome all obstacles even from a young age. A boy/man who could complete the Don’s dream of build a coalition of lemon growers. Some one who would save the family from the marital contract that Don Leonardo was forced to accept, and in the end strengthen the family. Set the time in 1850’s Sicily when the perfect storm was about to visit the Island. The days of rule of royality had passed, rural estates who were owned by absentee land owners, had no protection from thieves, kidnapers, or extortionist. Forcing them to to hire private armys. The last piece of the times is the high demand for lemons by every navy and floating ship. Sicily being the main source of these golden fruits in that part of the world. Those who controlled lemons controlled huge cash profit. The bastardo is born, and the weight of the whole families future is placed on his shoulders.