By Edna Buchanan
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her crime reporting, Edna Buchanan now occupies a spot of honor within the pantheon of yank suspense novelists; a grasp storyteller whose chillingly creative plots carry a reader spellboound from the hole word.Frank Douglas has every thing to dwell for. yet another individual needed to die first.If Daniel Alexander had no longer dedicated suicide, Miami businessman Frank Douglas might by no means have lived to determine his forty-fifth birthday. Now, with a donated center beating robust and likely in his chest, Frank has been given a moment chance-but no peace. Disturbed via nagging emotions of guilt and uncertainty, he feels an extreme have to detect all he can approximately his mysterious past due benefactor-a wish that's drawing Frank and the lifeless man's attractive, enigmatic widow throughout a kingdom towards surprising revelations approximately Alexander's affairs...and deep into whatever corrupt and twisted and lethal. And abruptly the hot existence Frank Douglas has been granted is in critical peril, threatened through secrets and techniques, lies, human savagery and greed...and by way of the real darkish nature of the organ that's now pumping the lifeblood via his physique.
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Perhaps his car had broken down, Frank thought, as he watched, mesmerized. Though his features were obscured by distance and the night, the man looked oddly familiar. He paused at the crest of the bridge, his silhouette silvered by moonlight. Then, as though aware he was being watched, the figure turned to stare directly up to the balcony where Frank stood. Fear and foreboding rushing over him like water in an icy stream, Frank shrank back, retreated inside and closed the doors. When he peered through the glass a moment later, the bridge was empty in the silent night.
Other members of the transplant team looked in during his exam, exclaiming and beaming at his progress like proud parents. His tests had continued to go so well that after three months he was being released with only six-month checkups for the next year. After that, if all went right, only an annual exam. He did not ask the question that nagged at him until he was fully dressed, seated with Kathleen in front of a cluttered desk and a small bank of computer equipment in his surgeon’s small office.
Frank locked the office and strolled Lincoln Road Mall. Renovations, rebuilding and remodeling were under way everywhere. While he was growing up, the once swanky shopping mile was fading into shabby disrepair. Saks Fifth Avenue and Lillie Rubin moved out, replaced by the sleazy shops of gypsies and grifters who preyed on unsuspecting tourists and lonely senior citizens. Once the South Beach renaissance began to flower, artists and performers discovered the neighborhood and its low rents, transforming the pedestrian mall into a Bohemian venue much like the Greenwich Village of the 1950's.
Pulse by Edna Buchanan