Something ugly was happening in New Richmond. There was a man — a man who preyed on children.
Portia Travers, R.N., found herself in the middle. The suspect was known to her. But as the loyal assistant to handsome Dr. Delano, psychiatrist, she was honor-bound to remain silent.
The investigating district attorney, young Gordon Carter, was in love with Portia — and she with him. But he kept pressing her for the details about the suspect — and the rift that came between them was driving Portia into the arms of another man.
But then, one day, the whole case exploded. And Portia’s whole life was changed.
by Francesca Chimenti (1973)