She arrived at his mother's boarding house and fell into an unwakeable sleep. Matt Cuneen began to idealize her as the perfect, helpless beauty in need of protection. Publicity produced three claimants for the comatose guest. Matt's investigation paralleled those of the police and turned up her two doubles. Meanwhile, his childhood sweetheart watched with anxiety his deepening commitment to a sleeping beauty dream. It's all far too much to believe but just right for feminine fare done to a bloody turn.