Heat Wave by Richard Castle is his first book in his new Nikki Heat series. From the inside cover flap.~
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, block-buster author of the wildly bestselling 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 super-star 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. The one called heat.
I wanted to read Heat Wave because I love ABC’s Castle. I did enjoy Heat Wave, but really think it is because I’m such a huge fan of the show Castle. It really felt like I was reading an episode of Castle. I love Rick Castle and Kate Beckett and I could see and feel their characters in Jameson Rook and Nikki Heat. I borrowed this book from the library and have to say while I enjoyed the book, I like the television show much better. I will probably read future books put out by Richard Castle, but my biggest hope is that ABC doesn’t cancel one of my favorite shows.
I'm finally catching up on some of my blogging today. I still need to post about Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis, and hope to get it posted no later than tomorrow.