This is a story about a Jewish boy named Daniel in Bible times. He hates the Romans because they killed his father and mother, and made his sister become mentally unbalanced. He joins a fierce mountain band, trying to defeat the Romans. He hears of a man named Jesus who is teaching people to love their enemies. But Daniel scorns such a belief of peace and love, and becomes embittered dragging his sister, the girl he loves, and his closest friends into a web of dangerous and daring intrigue.