Author(s): Philip Kazan
Fifteenth century Italy, deep in the Tuscan countryside, a long-held feud between two aristocratic families breaks the two-decade peace. A family is bloodily ripped apart, a girl wanders the forest alone, and everything is lost.
But things which are lost are not always gone, instead they are sometimes simply hidden from view.
In the middle of Florence, two brutal murders are not all they seem. As Celavini, a soldier turned government law enforcer, begins to investigate, a family heirloom turns up where it shouldn't, leading him on a journey back to his beginnings.
With an all-but-forgotten saint to guide them, a frightened little girl and a troubled soldier hide in plain sight, praying to find that which they have lost: themselves.