One of the strangest cases of Cherry Ames’ absorbing career comes her way while working as a staff nurse at Hilton Hospital in her home town. A young man, victim of a car accident, is brought to Emergency with a broken leg. Shortly after he is admitted to the hospital, the doctors discover that “Bob Smith” has been suffering from amnesia for several months.
Who is he? Where is his home? What tragic happening caused such distress that his memory is a blank? Answers to these questions must be found if “Bob” is to be cured.
Working under the direction of the medical and psychiatric doctors, Cherry plays a crucial role in helping the patient to get well and to find a solution to the dilemma that caused his “flight from memory.” Clues develop as the psychiatrist uses various techniques to help the patient recapture his lost memory. “Bob Smith” insists that he is guilty–but of what he cannot recall. During her free time, Cherry follows up obscure clues and encounters suspiciously difficult people and an alarmingly tangled situation.
Here is a fascinating story that will be long remembered by the lovable nurse heroine’s legions of admirers, both young and young at heart.