"A spectacular new thriller for the year!"
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted January 3, 2019
An amazing novel... PULSE by
Michael Harvey is such an incredible storyline that 21 Laps have already
optioned the film rights! This thriller is so fascinating I had read in two
days because I was unable to put it down. Harvey had lively characters
that brought the story to life making easy for the reader to connect and
feel for them.
Daniel Fitzsimmons is a 16-year-old who decides to move out his older
brother's home. He meets a professor who tells him about how to use
the human mind to harness invisible pulses of light and energy. This
leads to strange things that Daniel cannot explain, including the
terrifying murder of his brother, Harry. How was it he knew what
happened beforehand? Harry was a school football star who seemed to
be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Two detectives are signed to the case. "Bark" Jones and Tommy Dillon
have been doing this type of work but are shocked by this case. For
one, they are trying to understand how Daniel knew so much about his
brother's death before it happened. They have to research the
brothers' past, which is just as bizarre as the case that they are
I must read if you are looking for an intriguing new thriller for the year
and one you do not want to wait too long to get your hands on. PULSE is one of the best crime
fictions that have captured me as quickly as it did. Michael Harvey's
latest novel is my first of his that I read but I can say it will not be my
Learn more about Pulse
The story of a Boston murder that defies all
expectationsâ€”optioned for film by 21 Laps, the company
behind Stranger Things and Arrival
Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square,
sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his
landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible
pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the
human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about
it, but Harry doesnâ€™t know heâ€™s thereâ€”he would never approve
of Daniel living on his own. None of that matters, though,
because the next night Harry, a Harvard football star, is
murdered in an alley.
Detectives â€śBarkâ€ť Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the
case. The veteran partners thought theyâ€™d seen it all, but
they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene.
Even stranger, Daniel claims to have known the details of
his brotherâ€™s murder before it ever happened. The subsequent
investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons
brothersâ€™ past. They find heartbreaking loss, sordid
characters, and metaphysical conspiracies. Even on the rough
streets of 1970s Boston, Jones and Dillon have never had a
case like this.
Pulse is a novel laced with real danger and
otherworldly twistsâ€”a master class by an endlessly gifted
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