Pulse

Pulse

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 o Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord...

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Title:Pulse
Author:Michael Harvey
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Pulse Reviews

  • Sharon
    Nov 28, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

  • Anna
    Nov 06, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

    This underrated book is out of the box! Gritty and I couldn?t put it down. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is a fascinating read. Part murder mystery, part quantum physics. Great characters. ...

    Just when you think you have it all figured out... ...

    Found this a little too hard to follow and not particularly interesting. Might be fine for folks who like this kind of thing, but mine it seems not. ...

  • T. Rhodes
    Nov 19, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

    This underrated book is out of the box! Gritty and I couldn?t put it down. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is a fascinating read. Part murder mystery, part quantum physics. Great characters. ...

  • Dan Radovich
    Jun 13, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

  • Wdmoor
    Nov 19, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

  • Gary Branson
    Nov 28, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

  • Ron S
    Jul 18, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

  • Veronica
    Jul 17, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

    This underrated book is out of the box! Gritty and I couldn?t put it down. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is a fascinating read. Part murder mystery, part quantum physics. Great characters. ...

    Just when you think you have it all figured out... ...

    Found this a little too hard to follow and not particularly interesting. Might be fine for folks who like this kind of thing, but mine it seems not. ...

    A thriller/mystery with a little bit of science fiction/supernatural thrown in. I love Harvey's writing. He's getting better with every book. ...

  • Marilyn
    Dec 12, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

  • Michael
    Aug 04, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

  • Joan
    Nov 28, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

  • Stephanie
    Oct 27, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

  • Geoff. Lamb
    Nov 27, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

  • LadyJBookishNook
    Jul 29, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

  • Dyanne
    Dec 08, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

  • Suzanne
    May 21, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

  • Sandie Acquistapace
    Dec 08, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

  • Ann Repetto
    Nov 17, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

  • Sandy
    Aug 06, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

  • Ron
    Dec 10, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

  • Sher
    Dec 09, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

    This underrated book is out of the box! Gritty and I couldn?t put it down. ...

    I could not put this book down. It is a fascinating read. Part murder mystery, part quantum physics. Great characters. ...

    Just when you think you have it all figured out... ...

  • Kathy
    Oct 27, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

  • Dre McDermott
    Dec 05, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

    This is an excellent read. Take a ferocious, well written mystery that will keep you wondering who and why, season with a liberal dash of quantum mechanics, toss in the barest soupcon of urban fantasy leavened with a hint of mysticism. Plus it's a very human book about two brothers. I ...

    Definitely not a book that I could recommend! Story was OK, but the language was terrible. I checked with the kindle search option. The F*** word was used 239 times. Even during my military career, I didn?t hear or use language like that. So if foul language isn?t something you nee...

    Can't decide if it wants to be edgy and "literary" or a police procedural steeped in science fiction. I feel PULSE would have been much stronger if it dispensed with the pretense and focused on its truly unique blend of genre. ...

    Excellent writing, excellent characters and a new twist in Harvey?s style. I especially enjoyed the otherness of this title. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, he is just one of the best, I look forward to the next. ...

    different - at first I was annoyed but came to like it. slow in the beginning but picks up in the last third - interesting concepts ...

    This underrated book is out of the box! Gritty and I couldn?t put it down. ...

  • Olivia
    Oct 03, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

    This is a somewhat unusual combination of police procedural, the supernatural, and certain elements of physics and time travel, which make for a very interesting and educational story. The book is loosely based on the murder of a Harvard football player in 1976 by name of Andrew Puopol...

    While I enjoyed this novel I must admit to preordering this particular novel hoping to read about the further adventures of Michael Kelly.That being said, it is a very different Kelly novel and quite an interesting one indeed. It's part police procedural and part Steven King. My only b...

    Wonderful and thought-provoking A beautifully written book. I couldn't help but love Daniel and Harry and Grace and Barkley. Terrific mystery and a bit of wondrous fantasy and I felt for each of the characters as each faced life-changing decisions. And wow, Did not see that wonderfu...

    Michael Harvey has abandoned Chicago for Boston. He has a good feel for Boston circa 1975, or at least the South Bay. Pulse for me was 2 books. There is the Daniel arc, which was, for me, tedious and wandering. Then there was the 'Bark' Jones (BPD detective) arc, which was taut and eng...

    This book had everything I want in a book. It had an element of mystery, a twist I didn?t see coming, a touch of the supernatural, and a little scoop of emotional turmoil as you watch Daniel process the death of his brother. I thought Michael Harvey did an excellent job and I will mo...

  • Deana St. John
    Dec 11, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...

    This is a sweet little uncomplicated novel about a boy raised by squirrels in Central Park. OH wait, that was "Squirrel Boy...." Pulse is not a sweet uncomplicated anything. It's a hard azz cop story with lots of SCIFI/quantum mechanics? thrown in, that makes it hard to figure out what...

  • Paul
    Dec 04, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

  • Donna Hines
    Nov 30, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

  • megs_bookrack
    Nov 09, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

  • Tammy
    May 15, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Nov 12, 2018

    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 of all me. Pulses of energy and light which can be channeled by the mind? Possibly. A ...

    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 best to describe this heartfelt & thought provoking read. The first book I read b...

    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... ...

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

    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; metaphysical "theories" most random; strange police behavior; weird guardian angel figu...

    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 science to the plot. He stays in Boston with this new novel, like BRIGHTON before it; ...

    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 unsettled nature fits the story well and there are plenty of times when the tale settle...

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

    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 mystery with science fiction elements that are poorly worked out. Rather than feeling...

    In 1976 Boston, Daniel Fitzsimmons is alone; his father has never been around, his mother died when he was eight, and his brother, Harry, is away at Harvard. But Harry?s murder, in what appears to be a senseless street killing, leaves Daniel to face both his grief and his strange pow...

    It's as if the voices are chanting in harmony when Daniel finds himself at the heart of it all. Daniel knows his brother Harry will be murdered but how can that be that he knows so much detail about a murder yet not have any involvement? Not only is it rather far fetched, but borderi...

    Not sure about this one. Not the usual Michael Harvey book. Takes place in his beloved Boston with the usual suspects cops but that?s where it ends. Crime novel mixed with Syfi...not so sure. Steven King mentions the book and I normally like what he recommends but not this time. ...

    Michael Harvey's recently published book, "Pulse," combines fantasy, based on some actual metaphysics, and suspenseful detective story into an innovative novel worth the read. Whenever a reader enters into a fantasy novel or a science fiction novel, the reader must "suspend the disbe...

    As he works to mold and perfect the details of the shooting of a homicide suspect, Boston detective William Barkley ?Bark? Jones seeks guidance from the medical examiner. ?So I did the right thing?? he asks. ?You did the cop thing,? the examiner assures him. Michael Harv...