When Helen Macleod is promoted to become Sister of Musgrave Ward at Lowhampton General, it helps to convince her that she has been right - she does not need a man to enjoy life. Her love is given to her family, her friends and her job. Why, then, should the disapproval of the new surgeon, Neil Rowlands, upset her so? It is when danger and unpleasantness threaten Helen's safe, well-ordered world that she realizes that she has fallen in love with Neil. Forgetting that both of them have other loyalties.