Peter Tate pens an amusing story about a young surgeon who goes to sea on an old cruiser. As an assistant doctor, Tate learns quickly that there are many illnesses that text books didn’t cover the cure. One example was the crew member who was deathly ill because of fear. Fortunately an older co-worker recognizes the symptoms and recommends a cure. Some of Tate’s patients weren’t able to be saved and their deaths were quite sad.
As Tate was able to travel to different countries many of his stories are filled with colorful individuals and cultures. In three short years just a few of his adventures included a Smallpox scare, bank robbery, typhoon, love, and aiding the largest ship on the seas.
As the ship has its final trip, so does Sandra have her desired end. No matter how many lives Peter could save, he was never able to fully deliver Sandra from her demon.