Pietro is traveling with his younger brother, Marco, from Borgata Cyrus to the Torino markets to sell their crops when he learns the Pope is placing soldiers around the borders of the villages on the plains. After Pietro races home to warn his people, he then heads back to Torino and to a new destiny. Soon the famous Duke of Florence, Lorenzo de Medici, employs Pietro as the city’s medical practitioner. One evening while attending the grand ball, Pietro watches his friend glide by with a beautiful signorina while the Pope watches him. The man responsible for the slaughter of Pietro’s people knows he is a Waldensian youth trained to spread seeds of reformation wherever he goes. After the Pope issues his bull for Pietro’s extermination, now all he has to do is determine how to carry out the mission while Pietro is under the Duke’s protection. In this historical thriller, a young Waldensian rebel sets out on a mission to save his people from a Pope determined to exterminate them forever.