1911 . St. Ambrose Monastery
Percy St.-John is a fifteen-year-old safe-cracking genius working for the French Intelligence Service, or he did until he gave in to impulse and made off with a valuable painting. Now, instead of jail, the French have locked Percy in a remote alpine monastery for a year where he is ordered to "reflect and reform."
.A Missing Manuscript
When a manuscript that may hold the key to mankind’s greatest hopes and fears goes missing, of course, everyone knows Percy did it. After all, he is a thief.
A search that will uncover an ancient evil
Only Brother Gabriel, a monk about Percy’s age, doubts Percy’s guilt. In a journey for answers, the two find themselves caught in a tangle of evil and mystery. A dead priest, an unbreakable cipher, a torrent of angry demons, and a manuscript with dark plans for mankind will test Percy’s faith in all that is good and right.