Being talented can be dangerous! Giacomo Bellini ignores Venetian societies unwritten rules for a nobleman and like his grandfather, becomes a glassmaker . His romance with the daughter of a prominent senator, sets in motion a chain of events that leads to a false charge of treason. After a corruptly obtained conviction, he is sentenced to five years as a galley slave. Escaping to England, he changes his name to Jacob Bell. In London, his talent brings him acclaim, but his past catches up with him. His dishonest rival, Adrian Ragazoni, now Venetian Ambassador to London, is married to Jacob's love and plotting to kill the Queen. Jacob must defeat Ragazoni and his assassins, to save his love Maria and the Tudor Queen, Elizabeth I.
The Glass Dagger