Fiction. In 1949 the son of a WWII fighter pilot, shot down over New Guinea, launches an expedition to recover his father's remains. With him from Baltimore is his pretty and strong-willed young wife, Mary. They secure the assistance of a local patrol officer, and the reluctant help of legendary crocodile hunter, Tom Cole. While Mary harbors resentment against her husband for lying about the true reasons behind their mission, she also struggles to resist the charismatic and handsome Tom Cole. Mature, manly and resourceful, Cole is in strong contrast to her mild-mannered, accountant husband. Entwined by the steamy jungle, the love triangle grows. None one, however, realizes the terrifying future yet to come. Betrayal, lust and adventure begin to beat as one, as though the growing thud of a powerful, primitive heart.