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Richard Castle , Robert Petkoff
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Book Description

26 Nov 2013
Top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat and her partner, journalist Jameson Rook, pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. But their quest for the old spy unearths an alarming terror plot that has already entered its countdown phase. Complicating their mission, a serial killer boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • Audio CD: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (26 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140137042X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401370428
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 13.5 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humour and inspiration. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Nikki Heat adventures yet 8 Sep 2013
By Tim
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For the uninitiated; the Nikki Heat series is a series of companion novels to the U.S TV series 'Castle' written by "Richard Castle" (the main character of the show, who is writing a series of books based on the exploits of Detective Kate Beckett). The books are, basically, like props from the show. Like the previous instalments in the Nikki Heat series, 'Deadly Heat' follows NYPD detective Nikki Heat and her partner/lover Jameson Rook. This time, we see them continuing the hunt for the man responsible for the murder of Heat's mother years before, while simultaneously pursuing a serial killer who marks out Heat as his next target. This book, like the previous four in the set, basically plays out like an episode of 'Castle' and reading the book you can see those characters in your mind(Heat=Beckett, Rook=Castle etc...) This book, like the others, does not take itself too seriously and that makes it an enjoyable read; the characters are engaging and fun, without being too cliché and the plot moves along at a steady rate and throws the occasional twist at you (some I saw coming, others I did not) I loved this book simply because it is fun and easy to read, you can just switch off and enjoy it without having to think too much and sometimes I want that.
It isn't perfect though (yes, just because I loved it doesn't mean I am blind to its faults). In this case: where this book does suffer, in my opinion, is that it does rely on having read the previous book- 'Frozen Heat'. The first four novels, you could pretty much just pick up any of them and read them without having to have read any others, each one of them gave you enough back story that you could relate to the characters and understand what was happening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These books keep getting better! 20 Nov 2013
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I could be extremely biased in giving this book 5*'s purely because I love Castle!!

This is the fifth Nikki Heat novel which ties in to the TV show Castle and follows on from where Frozen Heat ended with Nikki still trying to find the people behind her mother's murder - something which ties in to Beckett's story on the show. Nikki ends up juggling 2 cases, still investigating her mother's case along with a new serial killer that ends up targeting her. This case also bears a resemblance to a case that Beckett and Castle investigated in Season 2 - the 2 part one which had Dana Delany as an FBI agent - where someone targeted Beckett referring her to as Nikki Heat and trying to outsmart her.

There are so many nods to the TV show and to Nathan's time on Firefly. Even going so far as to say that that Nathan fellow would be great to play Jameson Rook in a Hollywood adaptation of his articles about Nikki Heat. Also having two detectives called Malcolm & Reynolds. Plus there are characters in the book using the same names as characters from the show.

Although this series does stand alone as a good read with great storytelling I know that I enjoy them more simply because of my love for the show.

I'd love to know who the actual author is - unless Nathan Fillion has been working hard behind the scenes and has gone method in writing these books!!

Another great Nikki Heat book - they just keep getting better with each one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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great story... but then I'm biaised. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A different Castle 30 Jun 2014
By nora
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Great holiday read. Much better than I expected. Really good plot. Couldn't put it down. Now waiting for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fun book in the Heat series 26 Jun 2014
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Althouhg they will never be classics, I thoroughly enjoy the crossover with the tv series, they are brilliant books to take on holiday and look forward to each installment
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! The best so far! 8 Jun 2014
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If you like the Heat series you'll love this one! Excellent plot and clever hints alluding to the actual tv series.
Loved the mystery and how he handled it.
Had I known that it was THAT good I would have bought the hard cover edition...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy fun! 26 May 2014
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Yes it's a TV Castle tie in, and yes that's pretty much the reason I bought it, but the story is quite good even if the writing is a little cheesy in places (especially with character names!), but if you enjoy Castle the TV show, you'll like this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read 15 April 2014
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Another pleasant read from 'Richard'. What I like about all the Heat the books is that they are a spin off of the series but are a good read. Several series have fostered spin off books but many of them are either formulaic, obvious or just not worth the time (IMHO). The Heat books are worth the read and not just for fans. I also like the tie in in that 'Richard' is writing the 'Heat' books in the series.
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