Heat Rises

Heat Rises

Book - 2011
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In the third book of the New York Times bestselling Nikki Heat series, following HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. In what's sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, readers will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

For the third tie-in with the ABC television show, CASTLE, we will once again be releasing a portion of the chapters electronically, available for digital download in advance of the hardcover publication. The show will integrate the new book in the same way they did for HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, with mentions of the book beginning in episodes that will air in spring and culminating with the publication of the book in Fall 2011.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2011]
ISBN: 9781401324438
1401324436
Branch Call Number: FIC Castl 3558ad 1

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reviewed in the Stratford Gazette, Nov. 3, 2011


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Kristen MERKE
Aug 04, 2014

This one was much better than Naked Heat, a real page turner with twists of what comes next. Nikki is on fire in this one! It's a real good mystery with some fine detective work and just enough hot romance to keep you wanting more.

hania4987 Aug 12, 2013

this one is the best of the series so far

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keylargo30
Jul 16, 2013

I like the TV show better than the books but this one is top notch. Some good twists and of course Nikki Heat catches the bad guys in Nikki Heat fashion.

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jdatwell
Jun 30, 2012

the books are different then the show and that is how it's suppose to be. i think they are pretty good for something based on a show. not as intense mind u but hy that's tv. the story is good in parts and falters in others but u can see that castle is trying to show the relationship in the book he wishes that the show shows might happen or is happening. who knows is good for what the show has been showing. A few thing are up in the air as with the show. I love that even in castle mind in book for Rook still strives to tick Heat off, but hy on the show he does it even better. hope the next ones are even better, but who can tell.

dfiregirl4 Jun 27, 2012

It was one of the few books that I couldn't put down even though I am not an avid reader. It was a quick read. Can't wait for the next book.

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jimg2000
May 08, 2012

A suspenseful start when detective Heat was called to investigate an unusual death that led into the workings of solid police procedures and politics. The ending was unexpected though there were glimpses of the author's intent. Easy and fast pace.

lfranz Feb 06, 2012

Quick read - many twists and turns as always great crime mystery.

fdenlinger Jan 10, 2012

Has a bit more sex than I like. It is also a bit slow. There seem to be too many details.

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Keogh
Dec 27, 2011

Terrific chemistry between the leading characters, and good pacing this time out.

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bookpusher
Nov 30, 2011

I thoroughly enjoy Castle books. This one had a whole lot more lovin' too.....looking forward to the next one.

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DanniOcean Nov 03, 2011

In the third novel "fictitiously attributed to Richard Castle, a character on the ABC television show, Castle", Detective Nikki Heat has a series of uphill battles with which to contend. First, her investigative journalist boyfriend Jameson Rook is MIA, in some far-flung part of the world. No doubt he is up to his neck in danger while following a story, but is that any reason not to call? Then there is the increasingly erratic behaviour of her leader, Captain Montrose, who is facing bureaucratic pressure to reduce crime rates on a reduced budget. But that does not seem to be the only thing bothering him, and Nikki is shut down when she tries to help her former mentor. To make matters worse, she finds her investigation into the murder of a local priest is being stonewalled at every turn from an unknown but likely inside source, and there is evidence to suggest that Captain Montrose is interfering outside the call of duty. And even though Nikki is garnering good - and somewhat unwanted - attention by aceing her lieutenant's test, the powers that be that started fighting over her suddenly turn on her when she stubbornly refuses to stop following the case. What's a determined detective to do? With help from best work buds Lauren Parry, Raley and Ochoa - and some late night help from Rook - Nikki turns up the heat in a cold New York winter and perseveres - but at the cost of one, and maybe two, more lives. As always, the books based on the fictitious writings of a writer who doesn't really exist are fast-paced cops-and-murderers mysteries, with bones thrown to fans of both the Castle television show and of its stars, Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. The Nikki Heat series is for fans of the show, or of authors like Stephen J. Cannell or Dennis LeHane.

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