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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,079 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Castle Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nikki Heat Series Release Date:
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A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Mystery sensation Richard Castle introduces his newest character, NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, and professional, Nikki carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. She’s hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York’s Finest. Pulitzer Prize winner Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. But his wisecracking and meddling aren’t Nikki’s only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.

Castle, the hit ABC television series, premiered in March 2009. The main character, Richard Castle, is the bestselling mystery author of the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm novels. The hard-nosed but sexy Detective Kate Beckett, with whom Castle is paired up, provided the inspiration for Nikki Heat.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Heat Wave looks like another bestseller for the thrillmaster. It’s hot!”

    James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Charisse | 2/18/2014

    " I am having a really hard time with this book. not much going on?? might be moving on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marjorie | 2/12/2014

    " If you like the tv show, Castle, you will love this book. Nikki Heat is a NYC detective and the banter in this book is like the tv show. The rapport between the detectives is genuine. The mystery is good and reflects the plodding work of a detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Go | 1/11/2014

    " I am a BIG fan of "Castle" on TV so I had to get my hands on this. A fictional book by a fictional author from a TV show. It was a fun read, almost as fun as the show. It was an interesting case to solve. The best part was the sexual tension between Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Galinda | 1/8/2014

    " I read this expecting it to be like the TV show, which I love so much, and was quite disappointed when it was not what I was expecting. My Mom bought it for me for Christmas two years ago, being big fans of the show and I read it on that day. But as I stress I was disappointed. I felt like it was a wrap up and sorely bad fanfiction of the TV show. There were characters in the book that were mirror images of the TV show, which I thought was quite funny but the book was missing the light-ness of the Castle/Beckett relationship AKA (spoiler alert) Beckett would never sleep with Castle unless they both were incredibly drunk but even then I don't think it would happen. The book was not what I was expecting, I was fully expecting Castle and Beckett to be playfully teasing us with their feelings for each other without doing anything, which annoys me to no end but is also one of my favorite parts of the show. I know TV shows should be different from the books, but I felt that this time the TV show was so much better. "

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