The first in the medical thriller series which follows the adventures of feisty nurse-sleuth, Adele Monsarrat of Ellis Hospital's infamous Ward 8.
In PULSE, murder is making the rounds at Ellis Hospital. When sweet young Chloe, everybody's favorite nurse, dies in the recovery room after a routine appendectomy, nurse Monsarrat's suspicions are aroused. It's the third sudden death among the hospital staff in a year, and Adele is sure one of her coworkers is behind the onslaught. But who in this pressure-cooker workplace, where drugs, sex and odd spiritual practices serve to ease tension, bears the mark of true madness? As Adele starts probing, the fever of fear soars, and a brilliant maniac watches and waits...
Adding the side characters for spice - Adele's vegetarian dog, Nelson, Cynthia O'Neil RN, Adele's wild and wooly best friend, and Tim Ritmann, the handsome redheaded detective -these suspenseful and humorous thrillers have been described as half Robin Cook, half Robin Williams. The plots have thrills and chills that will keep the reader (with all the lights on and the doors locked) guessing until the end.
WARNING: The Adele Monsarrat RN medical thrillers can become habit forming.


"...Adele yelped and jumped back from the freezer. Outside in the car, Nelson was barking like a wild animal. She focused on the familiar racket to keep from losing her mind.
Her eyes returned to the contents of the freezer, making sure she wasn't hallucinating.
She wasn't.
That's what you get for sniffing around like a dog, she thought. Digging up all sorts of odds and ends, toes and hands. She stopped herself from going mad with rational thought. First she would drive to the police and tell them about the freezer full of hands and breasts...packages labeled with the names of humans she'd once known. It was hard, cold evidence - no pun intended..."

"...The pile of photos toppled to the floor and slid like dominoes in a sideways stack. Automatically, Adele began gathering them back into a pile when, in the farthest corner of the room, she spied a narrow mound covered with a sheet.
The hairs on the back of her neck sprang upright and her bowels clutched in spasms. She didn't need to pull the sheet down to know what was underneath.
But she did..."


From Oklahoma City: "From the first page to the last (Pulse) had me going! I fell in love with Adele and her wonderful friends on Ward 8. ...Heron's books are now part of my must read list!"

From New York City: "I picked this up thinking I'd skim through and couldn't put it down. When I wasn't biting my nails, I was laughing so hard I woke my husband up. Could not figure out 'whodunit' until the last few pages. Chilling. Griping. A refreshing blend of humor, terror and suspense."

From Boston, MA: "WOW! A great, fast-paced medical thriller. I was disappointed when this book ended...Echo Heron's unique blend of medical thriller and comedy is absolutely brilliant! I couldn't put it down! Adele Monsarrat as the RN and amateur sleuth is a wonderful, memorable character. All Heron's characters are so well written that you'll come away feeling like you know them...or at least wish you did. This one had me stumped to the end. When I wasn't laughing, I found myself making sure the doors were locked and all the lights were on. Can't wait for the next book in this series. GREAT BOOK! Keep 'em coming Ms. Heron!"

And, from Palo Alto, CA: "This is a very good medical thriller...the plot's complexity and the twists and turns remind me of Dashiell Hammet's Maltese Falcon."


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Second in the Adele Monsarrat medical thriller series. A big-city hospital A rogue killer virus. And no cure in sight. Nurse Adele Monsarrat joins forces with Detective Tim Rittman, hoping to contain a potentially ragin epidemic—before it spreads out into an unsuspecting world . . .
The third in the Adele Monsarrat medical thriller series. In this case of amnesia, memories can be fatal. When police uncover disturbing connections between the victims, Adele is forced into a hot zone of terror, where ruthless violence spreads like a disease no doctor can cure . . .
NOW ON ALL E-READERS! An intriguing medical mystery, this combination nurse, hospital and detective story, is a fast-paced, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-chair thriller set in the hectic realism of its hospital setting.
The Adele Monsarrat, RN Medical Thriller Series:
The first in the Adele Monsarrat, RN, medical mystery series. A resident killer is working overtime at Ellis Hospital. When sweet young Chloe, everybody's favorite nurse, dies in the recovery room after a routine appendectomy, nurse Adele Monsarrat's suspicions are aroused . . .
The Adele Monsarrat, RN Medical Thriller Series
Fourth in the Adele Monsarrat medical thriller series. A disfigured corpse is fished out of San Francisco Bay. Adele would never guess that the crimes she is investigating reach halfway around the world—or that she has already been added to the growing list of victims . . .