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. With skill and mercilessness, he manipulates those around him to do his bidding, leaving a trail of social carnage in his wake. Can the man who once had so much to live for, complete his mission and find peace, or will fate thwart his plan at the very last?
Alexandre Dumas was born France in 1802. His father - a disgraced Bonapartist General - died while he was still a child, but his mother's tales of his bravery during the Napoleonic wars inspired the young Alexandre to write some of the best-loved adventure stories the world has known, such as "The Three Musketeers" and "The Man in the Iron Mask" (both also available from Campfire.). Dumas died in 1870 and was buried in his hometown, but was transferred to Paris' pantheon in 2002 and interred alongside other French luminaries in honor of his enduring legacy. R. Jay Nudds was born in Dublin. An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction in his youth, and an obsessive sports fan, he began writing seriously at the age of 17, turning his hand to novels, sports journalism and newspaper production before focusing on graphic novels.