His art saved the Catholic Church. Ambition exposed his secret lover. His sword sealed their tragic fate. The artist known as Caravaggio must flee Milan to escape a vendetta and protect his lover from The Inquisition. In Rome, he begins his meteoric rise as The Church's savior. His works spur the faithful to return to the pews at the time of The Counter-Reformation. Then hubris exposes his secret lover and forces him to flee Rome on a journey for penitence fraught with peril, intrigue, and murder.