Francesco Ragoczy da San Germano, the immortal vampire, seeks only to hide himself in his Florentine palace. But after falling for Estasia, a cousin of Botticelli, the wealthy foreigner loses all his desire for isolation. Her unquenchable passion more than matches his -- and San Germano must have her. While happiness seems imminent, danger lurks around the corner. The dark and powerful monk Savonarola has hatched a plan to torture heretics and destroy everything of beauty in Florence -- and only San Germano is capable of overcoming the terror Savonarola plans to invoke.