In the third book of the New York Times bestselling Nikki Heat series, following HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of 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. In what's sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, readers will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!
Perhaps no one could make this formulaic third Nikki Heat thriller marketed as authored by Richard Castle, the fictional writer in the television series Castle hold a listener's attention for more than 11 hours, but Johnny Heller's uninspired reading certainly falls short. The book centers on yet another feisty, sexy, maverick female police detective and a sensational murder this time of a New York City priest with wider implications. In his narration, Heller's emotional range is limited: passages describing a fight or a brush with death sound virtually identical to low-octane sections of the book. Additionally, Heller's use of accents is inconsistent, and his plodding delivery does nothing to add drama to the book's climax. Given that the protagonist is a woman, hiring a male narrator was a gamble and one that doesn't pay off in this case. A Hyperion paperback.