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Heat Wave | Paperback

Released on 14 August 2010

Author: Richard Castle | Format: Paperback

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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, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, 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. 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. PulitzerPrize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her 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.

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The first book written during the show by Castle about the fictional character Nikki Heat (inspired by Beckett).
During the show the character Castle is shown to criticize peoples grammar and use of the english language. However the first half of this book has a fair few errors and typos (should have been picked up in proof reading) making the book lose the rhythm it was picking up.
The book is quite short, just under 200 pages and is therefore lacking a bit in the plot department. The pace is quite slow at the start but picks up pace well during the last few chapters.
Caskett fans will be pleased that the characters inspired by their ship do get the relationship yet to be shown on the show. Fans will find the same style of humour used in the series however I personally would have liked more of Ryan and Esposito's counterparts (with a couple name of Roach).
Due to the shortness of the book, typos, and lack of a great mystery plot I would hesitate to recommend it to people who aren't fans of the show.
For fans it is a nice piece of memorabilia to go along with the dvds and a light summer read, I have read the follow up 'Naked Heat' which is better and am awaiting the next instalment.

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AuthorRichard Castle
PublisherHyperion (US)
Year2010
ISBN9781401310400
FormatPaperback - 216 Pages