Kate Saunders, a nurse on the staff of Mansfield Hospital as well as a graduate student in psychiatry at Stratton University, had a rigorous schedule and was glad to have the opportunity to take a working vacation as a ship's nurse on a Caribbean cruise. Isolated from any news of her home town, it was only on her return that Kate found out that a sensational murder had taken place on the very night of her departure, that the chief suspect was one of her fellow students at the University with whom she had dined that same evening, that Kate was his alibi and a chief witness in his imminent trial.
The doctor to whom Kate was engaged advised her not to become involved -- but Kate felt she had a duty to tell what she knew, however dangerous that might be.
LOVE, HONOR AND OBEY
If Nurse Kate ever hoped to hear those words from Dr. Tim Weaver, she knew she kmst not testify at the murder trial. To do so would ruin Dr. Tim.
What could she do? The young boy desperately needed her alibi -- but she desperately needed Dr. Tim!
“You're Calling Off Our Engagement?”
Tim asked in a shocked voice.
“I must,” Kate answered.
“But -- our marriage!” he protested.
“You won't let me be myself, and I can be no one else,” she said coolly.
She got up and walked away, trying not to listen to the voice inside that begged her to turn back.