Pulse (A Dick Francis Novel) (Hardcover)
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New York Times-bestselling author Felix Francis is back in the newest thrilling adventure in the Dick Francis tradition.
A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body.
Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased—and who struggles with mental health issues—is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died...preferably before following him into an early grave.
About the Author
Felix Francis, a graduate of London University, is an accomplished outdoorsman, marksman, and pilot who has assisted with the research of many of his father's novels. The co-author and author of numerous Dick Francis novels, most recently Triple Crown, he lives in England.
Praise for Pulse
“[Felix Francis] has filled the family stable with more winners, including this one...wonderfully evocative...riveting throughout. Exciting at every turn.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[A] moving fourth thriller...Francis devises a subtle, clever scheme for the heart of the mystery, and he excels at making his broken lead credible and sympathetic.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Triple Crown
“Felix has proven a champion storyteller....Triple Crown is an engaging thriller that bursts out of the gate and maintains a good place throughout. Francis pulls back the curtain on American horse racing, giving readers what goes into getting a thoroughbred ready for the starting gate, as well as the stark differences between racing, and law enforcement, on either side of the Atlantic.”—Mystery Scene
“Felix Francis continues the run of his 'Dick Francis novels' (after his father) with this sixth solo racetrack mystery, and it's another well-crafted nail-biter....Felix Francis has his father's gift for deft plotting and for creating memorable characters, but his prose is much more expansive....As in all novels in the Francis line, readers will learn a great deal about horses, racetracks, and, here, the tough life of grooms. The action builds to a hold-your-breath climax and brilliant resolution. Another winner in the Francis stable.”—Booklist