Heat Rises (Nikki Heat #3) by Richard Castle

 GoodReads Summary:Richard Castle proves as adept at writing thrillers as he is at solving crimes. HEAT rises to the occasion.”

Dennis Lehane, bestselling author

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 bestselling 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.

My Review:
Reading this book was a very on again, off again affair. I started it at the end of  January and finished on April 7th,
While I like a GOOD mystery and attractive characters, this one left me a little cold.
Maybe it was all that bad weather in New York. The book, like winter dragged on until finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel. The ending was satisfactory considering there was enough material to track down.  Unfortunaletly, after all the international intrigue, coming down to an internal affairs issue was a little disappointing.
Keep trying Castle.




Filed under Murder /Mystery, Romance

2 responses to “Heat Rises (Nikki Heat #3) by Richard Castle

  1. It must have been the cold :), I found the story quite entertaining and most enjoyable… ok I agree I am a huge fan of both the TV and the book series.,

  2. Hi Toni – I am a big fan of the TV series as well – but I find the books come up short of how the screen writers portray Kate and Rick. I like to think of them as more professional and classy. Who couldn’t appreciate their humor!
    Happy Holidays!

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