When Edmond Dantes is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he vows to escape and destroy those who betrayed him. With his former life a distant memory, revenge drives him forward. Using the fortune left to him by Abbe Faria, he transforms himself into the powerful and enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo, and systematically hunts down the men who put him behind bars. Acting as destiny's agent, Dantes must face not only his enemies but also the moral dilemmas raised by his ruthless quest for justice. Can the man who once had so much to live for find peace, or will fate thwart his plan at the very last?