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:Mystery
ISBN:Pulse
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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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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...

  • Gabriela
    Feb 02, 2019

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

  • Emily
    Dec 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Still, am glad I read it. I found it to be a strange mixture between police procedural (set in the 1970's) and paranormal sci-if quantum physics tale, with a twist at the end that makes you question everything ...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

  • Corky
    Jan 13, 2019

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Still, am glad I read it. I found it to be a strange mixture between police procedural (set in the 1970's) and paranormal sci-if quantum physics tale, with a twist at the end that makes you question everything ...

  • j
    Jan 21, 2019

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Still, am glad I read it. I found it to be a strange mixture between police procedural (set in the 1970's) and paranormal sci-if quantum physics tale, with a twist at the end that makes you question everything ...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Still, am glad I read it. I found it to be a strange mixture between police procedural (set in the 1970's) and paranormal sci-if quantum physics tale, with a twist at the end that makes you question everything ...

    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...

  • Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
    Jan 02, 2019

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

  • 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...

  • Liza Franklin
    Dec 14, 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    A powerful, odd novel. Chapter 21 starts with our protagonist getting off a MBTA (Boston) bus in Kenmore Square. It?s observed that 2 men and a woman were sleeping under the shelter of the bus stop with their bags and a little dog close by. Then this: ?Daniel watched while the MBTA...

    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...

    I bought this book on the recommendation of Stephen King. When I started reading it, I didn't expect to like it (because it seemed like a book about crime), but I was quickly drawn in. Crime turned to pseudo-science-magic and the tragedy of a future you can't have. Typically I don't li...

    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...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Still, am glad I read it. I found it to be a strange mixture between police procedural (set in the 1970's) and paranormal sci-if quantum physics tale, with a twist at the end that makes you question everything ...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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 ...

  • Jenna
    Dec 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

  • Fathima Ashab
    Dec 20, 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

  • MRIDULA
    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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

  • 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...

    An entangled blend of fantasy and physics A well written novel that's gripping and heavy on topics such as friendship, discrimination, paternity, family and the laws of nature governing all energies of the universe, hence what happens based or not on our own will. Bending time and p...

    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; ...

    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...

    |3.5 stars| Pulse by Michael Harvey is about Daniel Fitzsimmons- a 16-year-old who has suffered severe trauma as a kid. And this trauma has also given him an extraordinary power called entanglement (you?ll learn about it in the book). But Daniel is a subject of interest in a re...

    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. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A physical copy was provided via Bloomsbury India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Daniel Fitzsimmons, a 16 year old boy who ...

    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...

    This was my first book by Michael Harvey and this genre is totally out of my league. So I had no expectations before starting and it turned out to be something I really enjoyed reading. The story happens in Boston and even though I felt his writing was too descriptive at some places, m...

    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...

    1.5 stars Different. Weird. A mix of sci-fi w/a mystery subplot thrown in. I started this on audio. As I was halfway thru the first disc I thought, ?what the heck is this book about again?? I went on goodreads to read the summary as well as posted reviews which helped put it...

    I was very interested in it. But. He lost me in the last 75 pages. I don?t understand what happened or why. I?m giving it a 4 because it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing, and I can?t give it a 3.5. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...