It was 1570, and stories of an invasion by the Turks were permeating throughout Venice. Down by the docks, Guido Callata listened to the sailors as they talked over past battles and contemplated more fighting in the future. From St. Mark Church, a message from His Holiness Pope Pius V had been read, calling for a crusade to repel the Turks. A fleet of Venetian and Spanish vessels would be assembled. Like other wealthy Venetians, Guido's father had agreed to build and equip a galley for the Catholic fleet. Discover how Guido manages to join the fleet and be part of defeating the Turks in the unforgettable Battle of Lepanto. It is a fascinating tale of danger, suspense, and adventure in sixteenth century Italy.