The story starts off with the main character, Annie, telling about her life when her father came home from World War I war; not as a soldier but has a doctor. When her father plans to work at St. John's Hospital, Annie's mother is against it, because the hospital is for wounded men from the war. But her father goes and Annie sometimes comes too. Annie meets a yound, angry soldier named Andrew whose face was burned from gas. Will Annie be able to help Andrew, and figure out how her Uncle Paul died? Read this book to find out!