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Dr Rankin a female doc thinks she s made a mistake when cocaine addict dies so when no one claims him he did an Elivis at racecourse she set out to find out who hell he was But others don t want her to know if she is not careful she too could end up on the slab.Following Dick His famous jockey daddy foot steps Felix the younger son take look at jockey A E medical wards Dr Rankin a female doc thinks she s made a mistake when cocaine addict dies so when no one claims him he did an Elivis at racecourse she set out to find out who hell he was But others don t want her to know if she is not careful she too could end up on the slab.Following Dick His famous jockey daddy foot steps Felix the younger son take look at jockey A E medical wards (((DOWNLOAD))) ☔ Pulse ✗ 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 Crackling with excitement I couldn t turn the pages fast enough I didn t expect the patient to die, of course, but he did, and it was my fault While my colleagues told me it wasn t, and I shouldn t blame myself, I knew better I was a bad person, and my inadequacy and foolishness were the reasons the man died I felt wretched The man had arrived at the hospital by ambulance, unconscious but still breathing, and a weak but rapid heartbeat Unknown middle aged male, said one of the paramedics Crackling with excitement I couldn t turn the pages fast enough I didn t expect the patient to die, of course, but he did, and it was my fault While my colleagues told me it wasn t, and I shouldn t blame myself, I knew better I was a bad person, and my inadequacy and foolishness were the reasons the man died I felt wretched The man had arrived at the hospital by ambulance, unconscious but still breathing, and a weak but rapid heartbeat Unknown middle aged male, said one of the paramedics loudly as he handed over to the hospital emergency staff Found fully dressed but unresponsive in a cubicle of a male restroom in the main grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse at about ten past seven this evening After a quick assessment, Dr Christine Rankin diagnoses a typical SVT supraventicular tachycardia a malfunction of the heart s electrical system resulting in a resting pulse rate in excess of 150 beats per minute.He has no ID, no personal effects that would lead to his identity No one has reported him missing Following the man s autopsy, the ME make it clear that he could not have been saved despite the best course of treatment given by Dr Chris RankinRespiratory collapse and heart failure brought on by cocaine overdose The quantity of the drug found in the man s brain was extremely high, well over that required to kill Over the past year, Chris s life had spiraled out of control and the man s death is the final straw that broke the proverbial camel s back She spends the next five and a half weeks in an inpatient psychiatric hospital Four months later, with her life finally on an upward course, she s excited to be on the medical team for the four days of the annual Cheltenham Racing Festival We were to concentrate solely on those brave souls balanced high on half a ton of horseflesh while jumping over huge fences at high speed, with no seat belts or air bags available in the event of a crash And they call me crazy Still, the unidentified man s death weighs on her conscious and no one else seems to care Chris makes it her mission to discover who the man was and why he died Perhaps for the first time in eighteen months, I would have described myself as feeling reasonably happy Such a shame it wasn t to last My world was about to change once again, and not for the betterPulse by Felix Francis is part medical thriller and part a high speed horse racing mystery What s not to love As a nurse, the medical part of the storyline held a special interest for me and as a horse lover, the steeple chasing races made it all thatexciting I found myself completely absorbed in this story from the very start and I found it increasingly difficult to put it down and I turned the pages at a blistering pace I enjoyed this novel very much and I m looking forward to reading Felix Francis s upcoming novel, Crisis, set to be released this fall October 9, 2018, which I have already pre ordered I cut my teeth, so to speak, on horse racing mystery novels written by my all time favorite author, Dick Francis, so it s no surprise that his son Felix, is also one of my favorites As a teen I was not big on reading, but I was obsessed with anything to do with horses So, it s no wonder, that when my mom handed me a Dick Francis mystery novel it was the beginning of my passion for books and reading 2.5 or 5 10 overall not too badFor the first time, Felix Dick Francis has a female protagonist And she is not a jockey, she s an emergency doctor although does also work at the racetrack, thus forming the obligatory racing connection for these novels Unfortunately, she is neurotic, depressed and has an eating disorder, which makes it hard to really warm to her as a main character.The first section of the story centres around Dr Chris Rankin and her descent into anxiety, depression, attempt 2.5 or 5 10 overall not too badFor the first time, Felix Dick Francis has a female protagonist And she is not a jockey, she s an emergency doctor although does also work at the racetrack, thus forming the obligatory racing connection for these novels Unfortunately, she is neurotic, depressed and has an eating disorder, which makes it hard to really warm to her as a main character.The first section of the story centres around Dr Chris Rankin and her descent into anxiety, depression, attempted suicide and admission to a psychiatric hospital, culminating in her losing her job as a consultant emergency physician Despite, or perhaps because of, the many amusing inaccuracies which I chose to attribute to the character s lack of medical knowledge rather than the author s this part of the book was quite readable During this time, she manages to mismanage leave the management to her registrar a patient who turns up in extremis from a racecourse, and subsequently dies in the department.The rest of the book centres around Dr Rankin trying to work out what happened, as a sort of personal mission to help get her life back on track Unsurprisingly, given this is a Francis book, the reasons are to do with racing corruption The middle section of the book drags a little, but it picks up the pace at the end, with a reasonable finale.Probably the best effort from Felix Francis on his own without his Dad I enjoy having the Francis style continued by Dick s son, Felix He has been true to his father s legacy, but this one was rather annoying to read The plot line was interesting, and I understand that Felix had a protagonist that was dealing with serious issues causing her poor behavior, but I got tired of her and felt that her obsessions were exhausting and continually putting herself and her family in danger I liked the fact that Felix gave his readers a woman protagonist instead of the men i I enjoy having the Francis style continued by Dick s son, Felix He has been true to his father s legacy, but this one was rather annoying to read The plot line was interesting, and I understand that Felix had a protagonist that was dealing with serious issues causing her poor behavior, but I got tired of her and felt that her obsessions were exhausting and continually putting herself and her family in danger I liked the fact that Felix gave his readers a woman protagonist instead of the men in racing that have been featured in the past I think I would have liked her better if he had written to her strengths and had her less manic Maybe she can be featured again when she is in a better place because she is a great heroine with her medical background and her interest in working the races as a doc I understand that all his heroes get themselves into difficult situations, but they usually do so inadvertently They usually leadfrom strength, not because they are continuously making stupid choices I look forward to the next book so nice to have a favorite author s work continued by his talented son I have been reading Dick and now Felix Francis books for decades and they have a certain formula which always makes for a comfortable read The characters are always flawed or in some way disadvantaged but always immediately engaging The books are typically first person and each chapter ends with a titillating foreshadowing statement that propels you to decide to read a littleEach book is set against the background of some aspect of horse racing who knew there were so many aspects T I have been reading Dick and now Felix Francis books for decades and they have a certain formula which always makes for a comfortable read The characters are always flawed or in some way disadvantaged but always immediately engaging The books are typically first person and each chapter ends with a titillating foreshadowing statement that propels you to decide to read a littleEach book is set against the background of some aspect of horse racing who knew there were so many aspects This book departed in a big way First the protagonist lay detective was a woman Women have played very minor roles in previous novels This character wastroubled than most with debilitating anorexia and depression and was not really engaging for much of the book However, once the story picked up, if the reader could suspend some disbelief, it became a page turner Felix did research and some writing on his father s later books and when he took over the style was pretty consistent up to the change in this one Good for him i will read them as long as he writes them they are a good palate cleanser betweendemanding novels i like British settings and horses so what can be bad I do enjoy the horse racing theme of the Francis books, but this one has a doctor as a protagonist, and she has several irritating personal qualities, as well as the whole book is filled with medical inaccuracies that it was really hard to read I suspect if I was in law enforcement I would find many murder mysteries irritating, but as I am not, I can overlook the problems Not so with this book. I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon Schuster for an advance copy of Pulse, a stand alone racing thriller set in Cheltenham.Chris Rankin is an on duty A E consultant when an unconscious man is brought in with heart problems Sadly the man does not respond to treatment and dies shortly after being admitted Chris has her own mental health issues and starts to obsess about the identity of the well dressed stranger whom she is convinced was murdered.I enjoyed Pulse The plot, while hardly re I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon Schuster for an advance copy of Pulse, a stand alone racing thriller set in Cheltenham.Chris Rankin is an on duty AE consultant when an unconscious man is brought in with heart problems Sadly the man does not respond to treatment and dies shortly after being admitted Chris has her own mental health issues and starts to obsess about the identity of the well dressed stranger whom she is convinced was murdered.I enjoyed Pulse The plot, while hardly realistic, held my interest throughout and gets quite exciting at the end I must admit that I found it hard to believe that Chris found out so much when the police couldn t but it makes for a good read I also think that the plot is quite simple as there are no real twists but again it makes for a good, easy read.Mr Francis excels in his description of Chris s mental issues and the first person narrative adds extra impact, making it very personal Depression and anorexia nervosa are not easy subjects to either discuss or describe and yet he nails them accurately and without fuss both from Chris herself and others reactions It s impressive These conditions do not make Chris a particularly likeable character but the first person narrative does much to mitigate this I found the medical treatments described early in the novel a bit too detailed and unnecessary as they slow down the momentum of the novel but fortunately Mr Francis keeps them to a necessary minimum after that In contrast the role of the race course medic and how they system works are fascinating I learned a lot in an interesting way.Pulse is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending Pulse written by Felix Francis son of Dick Francis is an exciting fast paced thriller written in the same tradition of the Francis franchise, set in the competitive world of horse racing A smartly dressed man is found unconscious at the local racecourse and rushed to hospital, where he subsequently dies But who is he Where does he come from He has no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased and who struggles Pulse written by Felix Francis son of Dick Francis is an exciting fast paced thriller written in the same tradition of the Francis franchise, set in the competitive world of horse racing A smartly dressed man is found unconscious at the local racecourse and rushed to hospital, where he subsequently dies But who is he Where does he come from He has 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 dead man 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 believes that someone tried to kill Chris, she is left with no option but to try to discover for herself who the nameless man was and why he died It felt like a breath of fresh air introducing a female lead protagonist into a mostly male dominant environment Although it took me a while to adapt to the first person narrative being female and the first time I believe a female has been used by either of the Francis authors, I throughly enjoyed following Chris determination to find answers to the nameless man against all advice from family and the police There were a lot of medical terminology used at the beginning of the story, though it was laid out and explained for the average reader to easily understand and its obvious a lot of research has been carried out on A E admissions and mental health issues I m very pleased to see that Felix is carrying on in his father s excellent footsteps as an author and I ll certainly be readingby Felix again, having already read most of Dick s thrillers in the past 4 stars The first half of the book, in which an A E E.R doctor slides into depression and anorexia, is heavy going I found it slightly disturbing for three reasons 1 The doctor in question is the first female Francis protagonist, but it s also the first time I recall a Francis character being in such bad psychological shape While I do occasionally tire of spunky female heroes, this woman grated on me just as much 2 The book is written in first person, and all I could think was If you re such a The first half of the book, in which an AE E.R doctor slides into depression and anorexia, is heavy going I found it slightly disturbing for three reasons 1 The doctor in question is the first female Francis protagonist, but it s also the first time I recall a Francis character being in such bad psychological shape While I do occasionally tire of spunky female heroes, this woman grated on me just as much 2 The book is written in first person, and all I could think was If you re such a mess, how come you re doing such a first rate job chronicling everything There was an element of artifice that broke down the suspension of disbelief 3 The first half plods on an on as the doctor becomes increasingly obsessed by an unidentified man who dies on her watch and whose death she feels she may have caused It s drawn out much longer than I felt was necessary to justify the plot elements of the second half of the book.Once the second half kicks in, though, this is atypical Francis style thriller, with an unlikely hero pit against the bad guys, plenty of action, and a life threatening climax in which the hero prevails despite all odds I m not giving anything away here all Francis novels, written by both father and son, adhere to this time tested formula I guess my major complaint is that I d wanted to read a fast paced thriller set in the racing world, but the book meandered for so long along the stream of the hero s battle with depression But, beyond that, no complaints