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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Castle Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Serini | 2/17/2014

    " Fun story. Love the show more but at least in the book the main characters get together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 2/17/2014

    " Loved it. This is the third of the Nikki Heat series. Each one is better than the last. All are enjoyable reads. Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady Belinda | 2/14/2014

    " Of the Richard Castle books, this one is by far my favourite. This one had the most twists and turns in it and that's what I like in a mystery novel. This Nikki Heat case keep you guessing from the beginning until the last page. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Sterner | 2/12/2014

    " The Castle books are getting better. This one had a couple of inside references that were pretty funny! Looking forward to more "Heat" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Christie | 1/30/2014

    " Just finished this one. Love the subtle references to other parts that both Nathan and Stana have played. Not too crazy about the ending but am already on the wait list for the ePub version from the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taleisin | 1/29/2014

    " Castle is back! After a rather disappointing showing in "Naked Heat", this novel returns to the suspenseful thriller. I so did not see the ending coming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni McKilligan | 1/28/2014

    " Talk about your cliff-hangers! Geez, Louise! LOL While Heat fights for her badge, Rook assists with bumbling charm and charming whit. Ever the diligent detective, Heat won't let a small thing like being suspended stop her from catching the killer. But at what cost? Promotions, dirty cops and icicles all combine to make another great adventure even more adventurous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Marks | 1/20/2014

    " This got an extra star because I love the series, and this is written as if "Richard Castle" actually did write it. Very cute. The books are fun, and this one even had a twist I didn't expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 1/19/2014

    " my favourite of the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2014

    " This series just keeps getting better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/13/2014

    " Undeniably the best Nikki Heat book so far. I was skeptical of these books, but this one manages to become its own story and develops the characters past the tv show. Well done and I can't wait for the fourth one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 1/6/2014

    " These are so much fun to read, easy mind candy, though the ending of this one is a cliff hanger "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 12/15/2013

    " better than the first one. Characters are really well developed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Selina | 11/27/2013

    " I didn't like it nearly as much as the other books in the series so far. Too dark and not nearly as fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazi | 11/23/2013

    " This is a great tie-in to the show. It's quick and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 11/13/2013

    " I love the show, so had to continue reading the books. Another page turner, if not a little cheesy. Sometimes cheese is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 10/15/2013

    " the first half was kind of slow, but I couldn't put the second half down. The inside jokes were funny (mostly because they were inside jokes). I liked this one better than the TV show because their relationship was better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 7/22/2013

    " It was a little slow to start. Could be because I read the other 2 so long ago, but it picked up and was very fun--love Nikki and Rook. Great team! Clever story line! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bgrayyoung | 7/8/2013

    " The third in a series based on the tv show Castle. As a fan of the show it was hard sometimes to separate the book characters from the tv ones. But, overall, a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carine | 4/29/2013

    " Maybe it is because I still haven't watched the third season of the show Castle, but I find this book to be the best. It was really fast-paced and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/10/2013

    " I would give this a 3.5 more than a 3. It was a fun, quick read and I love how it fits in to the Castle series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 8/25/2012

    " The best in the series so far! I love Castle/Rook! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mina Khan | 8/20/2012

    " Fun! The hero was not present at the beginning & that made it difficult to connect completely...but since I like police procedures & the heroine, kept reading and wasn't disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 8/8/2012

    " excellent book. really wish I had the next one in this series to start immediately. this one was a great mystery and very HOT. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/5/2012

    " If you're a fan of the tv show "Castle," you'll enjoy this series. Whoever is writing it does a terrific job of keeping the feel of the show while still delivering a good whodunnit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 2/18/2012

    " This is the third installment of the Nikki Heat books based on the Castle tv series. The characters in these books are exaggerated versions of the ones on the show. An okay read of a book which has a typical Castle show plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Lemos | 12/31/2011

    " very good book. good story with a teist i didnt see coming. if you are a fan of the show, i recommend reading this "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri | 11/5/2011

    " I don't know who actually writes these books and I don't care. I have enjoyed all three I have read. A lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/4/2011

    " Wondering who really writes the Richard Castle books. I've liked all of them so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 11/4/2011

    " What can I tell you? I love the show and can't get enough of the books. It's a clever concept and fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 11/3/2011

    " Spin-off books (like those written to follow Dr.Who, Star-Trek,etc) are generally page-turners, written as escapist entertainment.

    This book, unlike the two that preceded it, is an exception, for the series... and it's characters, are beginning to develop their own 'voice.'
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/3/2011

    " Delightful! If you like the TV show Castle-you'll enjoy the book. It reads much like an episode.

    Dead priests, torture, shootings, crooked cops, drug dealers, and a fun twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 11/1/2011

    " It was a pretty fun book for this castle tv show fan. It's not a great work of literature but just a fluffy, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/24/2011

    " Again, these books are my guilty pleasure. This is my favorite of the Castle books to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/24/2011

    " Writing-wise, it really only merits three stars from me. But gosh darn it, the clever little dialogue inserted here and there from the actual Castle TV show made me giddy. Love that show! "

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About the Author
Author Richard Castle

Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Heat Wave, Naked Heat, Heat Rises, Frozen Heat, Deadly Heat, Storm Front, and Wild Storm, and the Derrick Storm eBook original trilogy. When he’s not writing bestsellers, Mr. Castle consults with the NYPD’s Twelfth Precinct on New York’s strangest homicides. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom De Plume Society’s prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Mr. Castle lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.