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PULSE

The New Novel by Michael Harvey

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Pulse is the rare crime novel that makes you think and feel – deeply so on both counts. Harvey tells a gripping, richly-textured story that’s full of characters who jump off the page and stay with you long after the book is over.”
— Lou Berney, Bestselling Author of The Long and Faraway Gone and November Road

 

“Looking for a terrific read this weekend? I highly recommend Pulse, by Michael harvey. It’s a story to get lost in.” -Stephen King

“Harvey’s lethal imagination is cranked to eleven in this one . . . his best yet by far.  Superb!”

Lee Child

"GRITTY. . . HARVEY NEVER LOSES CONTROL OF HIS NARRATIVE, AND READERS JUST MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES A BIT OUT OF BREATH AT THE END OF THE RIDE. AN AMBITIOUS BRILLIANTLY SUCCESSFUL NOVEL AND A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF HOW TO MAKE CRIME FICTION AND FANTASY WORK AS A TEAM."

—BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW) 

Thrilled to announce that 21 Laps, producer of Academy Award nominee ARRIVAL and Netflix's STRANGER THINGS, has picked up the film rights to my next novel, PULSE.

21 Laps will produce with New Line Cinema. STRANGER THINGS Jessie Nickson-Lopez will write the script. PULSE will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2018!!

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The story of a Boston murder that defies all expectations—optioned for film by 21 Laps, the company behind Stranger Things and Arrival

Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesn’t know he’s there—he would never approve of Daniel living on his own. None of that matters, though, because the next night Harry, a Harvard football star, is murdered in an alley.

Detectives “Bark” Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the case. The veteran partners thought they’d seen it all, but they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene. Even stranger, Daniel claims to have known the details of his brother’s murder before it ever happened. The subsequent investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons brothers’ past. They find heartbreaking loss, sordid characters, and metaphysical conspiracies. Even on the rough streets of 1970s Boston, Jones and Dillon have never had a case like this.

Pulse is a novel laced with real danger and otherworldly twists—a master class by an endlessly gifted writer.

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AUTHOR

 

Michael is the best-selling author of eight crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor’s Wife, Brighton, and Pulse

Michael is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co-creator, producer and executive producer of A&E’s groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files.

Michael’s investigative journalism and documentary work has won multiple news Emmys and CableACE awards, numerous national and international film festival awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, two Prime-Time Emmy nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Michael was also selected by the Chicago Tribune as Chicagoan of the Year in Literature for 2011.

Michael holds a bachelors degree, magna cum laude with honors, in classical languages from Holy Cross College, a law degree with honors from Duke University and a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Michael is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

 Michael was born in Boston and lives in Chicago. 

 

News & Reviews

 

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“A masterpiece of crime fiction, filled with fascinating characters and sparkling dialogue and visceral atmosphere and riveting tension, plus no shortage of terrific twists.” 
—CHRIS PAVONE, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats
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Chicagoan of the Year



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“Masterful... With a gritty atmosphere, extraordinary characters, and several stunning twists... Strongly recommended for fans of Dennis Lehane.”
—BOOKLIST (starred review) 
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"BRIGHTON, by Michael Harvey: Helluva Boston crime novel. Helluva novel, period. If you liked THE DEPARTED, you'll like this."

—Stephen King

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Combing Cold Case Files With Michael Harvey, Fresh Air, NPR



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“Crackles with a dangerous energy and makes you hold on until the final page."
—IVY POCHODA, author of Visitation Street
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“Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey’s fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences.”
—KIRKUS (starred review)
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Michael Harvey on Morning Blend, Today's TMJ4

 

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“Harvey does for the Windy City what Michael Connelly did for Los Angeles: He commandeers it, warts and all, and wrangles it into his fiction.”
—Julia Keller, The Chicago Tribune
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“Riveting. . . . Harvey’s gritty tribute to the working-class neighborhoods of his youth is as authentically captured as the best of Dennis Lehane.  Fans of Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed will love the violent twists and turns of the novel’s final chapters.”

—Library Journal (starred review)

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PULSE Book SIGNINGS & EVENTS

October 23, 2018 | Authors on Tap | Michael Harvey in conversation with Lori Rader-Day | BeerShop 1026 North Blvd. Oak Park, IL | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

October 24, 2018 | The Poisoned Pen Bookstore 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd, Ste 101, Scottsdale, AZ | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

October 25, 2018 | Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

October 27, 2018 | Barnes & Noble 901 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

October 30, 2018 | Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

November 29, 2018 | The Book Cellar | 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL |7:00pm - 8:00pm

Michael & fans

 

Media Inquiries

Martin Wilson
HarperCollinsPublishers
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Tel. 212.207.7170
martin.wilson@harpercollins.com

 

Agent

David Gernert
The Gernert Company
136 E. 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212-838-7777
info@thegernertco.com

 

 

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