Greg Spencer is a worried young man. He's set his sights on a career as a newspaper editor and a future life with his college sweetheart, Suzy Cox. But after a serious accident, Greg is beset by crippling panic attacks. He finishes college and is named city editor of a Galveston newspaper, where he becomes involved in covering a major scandal. As a result of the pressure, his panic attacks return in full fury. Suzy loses patience with his illness, and Greg reaches the end of his rope. He wades through a labyrinth of failed therapies practiced by doctors, who, in the 1960s, had yet to fully understand anxiety disorders. Then, Greg meets Dr. Marilyn Reed in an unlikely location. This is a gripping story of love, loss, perseverance, and triumph in a time when American society was undergoing major changes.