Pulse / Felix Francis.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "A Dick Francis novel."
    • ISBN:
      9780399574733
      0399574735
    • Accession Number:
      2017022753
    • Accession Number:
      ocn988749533
      988749533
    • Accession Number:
      fay.546885
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRANCIS, F.; FRANCIS, D. Pulse. [s.l.] : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 12 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Francis F, Francis D. Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885. Accessed November 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Francis, F., & Francis, D. (2017). Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Francis, Felix, and Dick Francis. 2017. Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885.
    • Harvard:
      Francis, F. and Francis, D. (2017) Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885 (Accessed: 12 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Francis, F & Francis, D 2017, Pulse, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 12 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Francis, Felix, and Dick Francis. Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Francis, Felix, and Dick Francis. Pulse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Francis F, Francis D. Pulse [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.546885

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 September #2

*Starred Review* Felix Francis, who once did research for his father Dick Francis' racing mysteries and then cowrote four of them before the elder Francis' death in 2010, has filled the family stable with more winners, including this one, his seventh solo venture. The title is wonderfully evocative of the story: A UK doctor initially tries to find a dying man's pulse; then investigates the man's death by getting close to the action on a pulse-pounding racecourse; and, through it all, tries to save her own life through her investigation. Chris Rankin, the first-person narrator, serves as senior ER physician in the Cheltenham General Hospital and also works as a doctor at Cheltenham Racecourse. After Dr. Rankin fails to revive a seemingly healthy, well-dressed man brought to the hospital after being discovered unconscious in a racecourse toilet stall, she slips into the depression and anxiety that have always dogged her. She has a desperate need to find out what or who killed the man and plunges herself into the racecourse world, variously trying to talk to jockeys who obviously know something but aren't saying, and sailing around the track in a Land Rover, repairing the bones and sometimes saving the lives of fallen jockeys. The suspense surrounding the man's death, the danger Dr. Rankin finds herself in, and her own desperate mental state all prove riveting throughout. Exciting at every turn. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 May #2

An elegantly dressed man found unconscious at the local racecourse subsequently dies at the hospital, and doctor-in-charge Chris Reynolds is concerned enough about his identity to start asking questions, which nearly gets him killed. New York Times best-selling author Francis gallops back after Triple Crown.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 August #4

Dr. Christine Rankin, the fraught narrator of bestseller Francis's moving fourth thriller set in the world of British horse-racing (after 2016's Triple Crown), suffers from panic attacks and an eating disorder. Her troubles mount with the death of a patient under her care, an unidentified middle-aged man who was found unconscious in a Cheltenham Racecourse restroom and later died while she was attending to an accident victim. After a complaint is filed against Rankin, she's suspended from work, and suicidal thoughts lead to her confinement in a psychiatric institution. After she's released and finds work as a doctor at the Cheltenham Racing Festival, she eagerly finds out more about the dead man's identity and the circumstances of his death. Rankin's obsession grows after she learns that an injured jockey she's treating lies to her about recognizing the dead man. Francis devises a subtle, clever scheme for the heart of the mystery, and he excels at making his broken lead credible and sympathetic even as she engages in reckless behavior. Agent: Ed Wilson, Johnson & Alcock. (Oct.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.