HEAT WAVE is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his next book: 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. Pulitzer Prize-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.
I like the show Castle so I thought I would try this book. A very interesting plot and the characters are well developed as the story unfolds. The ending was a little too rushed for me with some unsupported conclusions and it almost seemed like the ending ran out of story. Nonetheless it was still a good read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries and/or Castle.
I thought this was a great read. If your a fan of the show Castle your gonna really like it. It's basically a more detailed episode with different character names that you read instead of watch. Definitely recommend it to all fans if the show and genre.
The Heat is On!
As NYC finds itself gripped in an uncomfortable heatwave and rolling blackouts, Detective Beckett and Richard Casle... Oops, I mean Detective Nikki Heat and Jameson Rooke must uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding a local real-estate tycoon's death.
While the book starts off slowly, it picks up pace and closely resembles the kind of murder mystery seen on ABC's popular television program: Castle. This is an entertaining "MUST READ" for fans, treating the to plenty of situations and "backstory" to the television program.