It is 1796, and the young General Bonaparte leads the armies of France on his career-making Italian Campaign. Among them is Victor Hevry, a young officer trying to keep ahead of a court-martial that will send him to the guillotine. His only chance is to find the man responsible for the fiasco that wiped out Victor's unit, and somehow bring him to justice.
Victor is pitted against the rampant corruption of the French army, an enemy who is a powerful superior officer, and the dangers of the campaign. From the fortress assaults at Mantua to the bloody slugging-match at Rivoli, Victor fights battles of his own amid Bonaparte's masterpiec