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Publisher Description

“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.

This ebook includes an alternate cover created by one of Richard Castle's biggest fans!

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 20
Disney Electronic Publishing, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Parent leader ,

A good Saturday night read

Thanks for the third in a series of clever crime novels. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are enjoyable characters who engage readers in their verbal foreplay. They are salt on the Beckett and Castle margarita.

goldprod ,

Art imitates life imitates art imitates....

Just an easy, entertaining read even if it weren't written by a figment of the imagination wrapped in a figment of the imagination. I so enjoy trying to explain to people how much I enjoy a novel written by a character on a TV show about a character in his novels that is actually...oh God, I have really lost it. And then there's the graphic novel that is featured on the TV show but that actually exists but not really. Can someone help me with this? I just got tickets to a Broadway show starring the mother of the character who doesn't exist who wrote the book that I am now reviewing? Please. I really do need help.

Kathleen Welnack ,


Clever, funny, fast-paced. A perfect read.

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