The pulsing drums were the heartbeat of Africa, the communications network for a vast continent. But could they carry her message of compassion to the sick and lonely, her love to one man? As a nurse, Crystal Janis has seen it all. That is, until her visit to a mission outpost in Rhodesia where her old college roommate operates a clinic. A much-needed vacation becomes a series of challenging crises - from coping with a measles epidemic in the bush to caring for a depressive and eccentric woman at fabulous Shelomoh. Even Crystal's Chrisian faith is put to the test ... when the enigmatic and handsome Adam Sutherland enters the scene.