1807. When a baby is discovered along the canals of Venice, a guild of artisans takes him in and raises him as a son, skilled in each of their trades. The boy, Sebastien Trovato, has wrestled with questions of his origins. In hunting down his story, Sebastien must make a choice that could alter not just his own future, but also that of the city. 1904. Daniel Goodman is given a fresh start as the century turns. He is sent on an assignment to Venice to procure a rare book. There, he finds himself in a web of secrets carefully kept within the stones and canals of the ancient city and in the mystery of the man whose story the book does not finish: Sebastien Trovato.