Nicholas is unjustly imprisoned in a mental institution. One night he escapes and returns to his relatives on a Greek island. Eventually his illness re-claims him and all ends tragically.
Nick Hammer was born in San Francisco, and grew up and went to college in the Bay Area. After graduation he headed off to Europe for an extended 'walkabout, ' including a stay in Greece. Upon returning to the States he settled on the coast of Maine, married the prettiest woman in the county. They have three sons and a daughter between them and he has been a junior high school history teacher for the past twenty-five years.