The one thing that seems to be going well for Julius is his promising career in advertising. Declining a colleague's invitation to celebrate, Julius fatefully meets with his brother and sister-in-law instead. At lunch, unbeknownst to them, a violent robbery is about to take place across the street that will have unimaginable, life-changing consequences for all of them.
The aftermath sends Julius spiraling headlong into a world of poverty, and drug addiction. His wife, brother, home and job have all been taken away from him and he doesn't see any possible way out of the misery and destitution all around. The pleas of the local Priest fall on deaf ears. Consumed by the terrible decisions he has made, the tragic losses that have befallen him and wallowing in his lowest ebb, Julius is visited by a dark presence that tries to convince him that he has no place on Earth, and drags him kicking and screaming into the bowels of the underworld.
Powerful forces pull Julius in every direction along the way as he encounters some of the most difficult tests he has ever faced. By encountering the seventeen works of the flesh, Julius is not only deep in an unforgiving nightmare, he is also on an incredible journey of self-discovery that could ultimately help decide the fate of the entire human race.