At the beginning of the her shift, Paula Rose McKenzie RN asks herself why she´s still working nights in the county jail after twenty-five. She could have retired a year ago to tend her garden and travel with her husband. Yet, here she is giving CPR to someone most people would say doesn´t deserve the time of day, much less a second chance at life.
During the next--and worst--three days of her life, she will question her decision to stay with ever increasing wonder as she deals with two suicides and one attempt, accusations of negligence, a Grand Jury investigation, and a new, irrationally hostile boss.
For support and assistance, she turns to her husband and their Baha´i community. Their counsel helps her deal with all the turmoil that surrounds her, but they cannot help her on her fourth and final day when she can only hope her skill as a nurse and the lessons taught her by the Baha´i Faith will keep her alive.
"Breathe Not the Sins of Others" introduces something new to the suspense genre--faith. Its heroine is an ordinary person with no unusual skills who does the most exceptional things in the most extraordinary circumstances--she prays and lives by the rules, even when doing so may mean her death.