Pulse

Pulse Review

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 doesn't know he's there--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 "Bark" Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the case. The veteran partners thought they'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 brother's murder before it ever happened. The subsequent investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons brothers' 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.

Title:Pulse
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Tammy

    Taking place in Boston during 1976, this is an edgy police procedural that feels new. It explores the links between quantum mechanics and consciousness. And no, no one understands what that is least o...

  • Sandy

    This is one of those books that must give publishers the vapours. Police procedural? Sci-fi? Mystery? Grit-lit? Well….yes, it is. All of the above. So instead of trying to label it, I’ll do my bes...

  • megs_bookrack

    If Stephen King is going to take the time to tweet a recommendation of this book, I am going to take the time to read it. Immediately adds to tbr......

  • LadyJBookishNook

    Read this for the Library Journal. A little different book than what I normally read but I enjoyed the change. ...

  • Kathy

    Half in, half out for me. I liked reading something completely out of my zone, but perhaps it was too far out. I think I will call it dark urban fiction.You'll get Boston from Southie perspective; met...

  • Dan Radovich

    I have been a fan of Harvey's skilled writing for years, but this one kind of threw me for a loop. He brings a strong police procedural to vivid life (as always) but with PULSE, he adds some detailed ...

  • Suzanne

    I’m not sure how to review this book; my reaction to it is complex. At times I was fully engaged with the characters and plot; other times I thought it lacked cohesion and made little sense. It is a...

  • MRIDULA

    |3.5 stars|Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (yo...

  • Sharon

    Strange- but in a completely absorbing way- I loved this mix of crime fiction and sci-fi theory. At times the narrative is slippery and hard to grasp, but you should definitely hang in because the uns...

  • Ron S

    A tale more suited to fans of the show "Stranger Things" than readers of Richard Price or The Friends of Eddie Coyle....