Valerie Alison goes as nurse to irritating Mrs. Featherstone to pay her passage to the West Indies where a new job as night nurse at Montego Bay's new hospital awaits her. Aboard ship Mrs. Featherstone will have none of the ship's surgeon, Bruce Harridan, because he is the man her dead daughter, Elleen, loved; and she is joked and teased into some pleasantness by Dirk Hanson, to whom Elleen had been engaged. The men quarrel over Val and Bruce forces an issue when Mrs. Featherstone dies, refusing to sign a death certificate until there has been an autopsy. This leaves Dirk pretty much suspect; the journey to the hospital is interrupted by a storm and an accident to Cynthia, whose father is doing important tropical disease research, and Bruce and Val save her life. At the hospital Val begins to see that her attraction to Bruce doesn't promise her much of a future -- and heads for England and Dirk, now freed of all suspicion. Invalid's diet here.