Lucien Machete...the Mutilator...do more than remember him. Fear him more than you would the malevolent specter of your worst nightmare. He has kidnapped and is holding for ransom Rosa Madeiros, wife of one of the richest men in Mexico. Rosa Madeiros, a woman of great beauty and greater passions. And because Lucien Machete has discovered the dark secret of her needs, he plans to extort more than mere money from his hostage. It is then that Zorro strikes and cold, sharp blades of steel are drawn, hot, thick blood is spilled...and the earth in violent outrage explodes.