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Heat Rises (Nikki Heat series Book Three)

Heat Rises (Nikki Heat series Book Three) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Castle
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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All I can say is Wow what a fantastic book! --Stressed Rach

If you are a fan of the show, you will most certainly enjoy this brilliant piece of fiction (note the dedications at the end which are especially brilliant). If you have never watched the show, this is still a brilliant book that has great characters and more importantly a plot that is not telegraphed several chapters in front. --Following the Nerd

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 456 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1781166277
  • Publisher: Titan Books (15 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009RR8AMC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,116 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another terrific Castle (Patterson!) 14 Oct 2011
By rhosymynydd VINE VOICE
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Patterson , writing under the name of Richard Castle is without doubt his usual master of mystery, humour intruigue and this the third castle novel (not counting the graphic version) is so good. The constant to/fro between Nikki and Rook( as he is known in the books) is great, Personal lives cross over into the world of criminal detection in all "cast" members, This one sees Nikk disgraced and cast out with no-one to help other than Rook - we all know it will work out all right in the end - - er, won't it? But this is the best Castle BOOK yet. I thoroughly enjoy the TV series, but it is a great read too. Do buy this one, its really better to read than watch (my personal opinion). Heat Rises (Nikki Heat 3)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite to Date 17 Oct 2011
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
The third book in the Nikki Heat series finds the NYPD detective called to the scene of a murder at a bondage club. The victim is naked with no ID, but Nikki and her team soon learn the victim was a parish priest. Was he hiding a secret life?

While that's a logical leap to make, Nikki soon suspects that something much larger and darker is at play in this case. A second murder makes this case very personal. As the stakes for Nikki keep mounting, can she uncover the truth?

I've read and enjoyed all these books that tie into the TV show Castle, but this is my favorite to date. Lots of things are pulled in from the show, from twists to little throw away bits. Heck, they even make a reference to Rook looking like Nathan Fillion's character in Firefly. The humor seems stronger for much of the book. And the plot was non-stop action. As always, the author tells us a bit too much instead of showing us, but overall it is a very fun book.

So if you enjoy the TV show, be sure to check out this book. You'll find yourself hooked on these clever tie ins in no time at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great title in the series! 19 Dec 2011
By Heather
If you love the show, these books are a must read. They're almost exactly what you'd imagine Richard Castel writing, and quite well written to boot (unsurprising, as they're written by a famous crime writer - we're just not told who). They're not as thick as I would have imagined, but still great storylines and interesting plots.

This one is my favourite so far; the plot is more complex, and there's more action, too.

Warning: theses books are definitely not PG!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 29 Jan 2013
Book 3, in the Nikki Heat series

This series is as entertaining as the TV show "Castle", one of my weaknesses is that I am a huge fan of both. All three books have been a wonderful read, whoever the real author may be (Richard Castle is a character), he is one that has a knack with words. With his graceful prose he knows how to produce a page-turner that has endless boundaries.

"Heat Wave" is a fun romp through the world of imagination. It pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in the most dangerous case so far. It opens with the bizarre murder of a parish priest in a New York bondage club. Through the investigation the book takes us deep into the world of sex and bondage and everything related.

As usual Nikki's case becomes even larger than first expected. The writing creatively sends your mind on one red herring after another adding plenty of intrigue and flavor to the story. At one point, clues direct the investigation back to home base were Nikki finds herself caught in the middle creating shock waves for all. Nikki really shows her skills while doing all the legwork from facing down the brass at headquarters to saving her own skin.

The plot is quick paced and entertaining there is enough going on to keep boredom at bay and your mind spinning while trying to speculate what is going to happened next. This is not a complicated mystery but is fun to read perhaps the best one yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping from the get go 15 Sep 2013
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Normally I would say nikki's heat books are aimed exclusivly for castle fans but book three breaks the current mold In that it's an excellent read no matter if your new to the series of just after an intense crime thriller. Some characters are new others return, but honestly once I started reading I couldn't put it down it was that good.

Highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for fans of Castle 22 Mar 2014
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Wonderfully entertaining and gripping.
The book is a must for fans of the show Castle as parallels may be drawn between much of the events and places within the story to familiarities and events on the show.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 7 Mar 2014
By boozy
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A really good read. I was a bit unsure about the 'Castle' connections but it followed the atmosphere really well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 22 Feb 2014
By nan
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Having read first two books in series looked forward to reading this one & it didn't disappoint, well written story keeps you turning pages also has touch of humour which you can actually relate to characters saying. Thoroughly recommended
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nikki heat
i found the book very entertaining also a good companion to the tv series i would like to know if there are anymore books in the offing thank you .
Published 1 month ago by K. R. Stott
5.0 out of 5 stars Heat Rises
Another brilliant read from the Nikki Heat series hope that the rest is as good as the last ones I've read
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Schofield
5.0 out of 5 stars Heat rises
Who'd have thought it was an inside job so close to Nikki.
These books get better the more I read. I am better at forgetting the tv context of Castle and Beckett.
Published 2 months ago by christabel
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding
Really good, kept me on the edge and I am with her all the way. If you like Castle then this is defintitely one to read.
Published 3 months ago by Miss J Grimond
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot stuff
Another fab instalment of Nickie heat

Love the books. Love the TV series and the connections between them castle rocks
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars When we practise to deceive...
Nikki Heat tears away all the cover ups and deception to reveal the truth as only she can. Rook ably assists her with his ingenious lateral thinking. Really enjoyable read
Published 3 months ago by wickedsarah
4.0 out of 5 stars richard castle strikes again
i buy these books for my wife mostly, we both love the tv show and i think its a rather clever way to to help sell the show. Read more
Published 3 months ago by eric
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Like the TV series? The books are not mere replays though there are some overlaps. The books have the same humour and twists but also more scope for emotional depth. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Annie N
5.0 out of 5 stars books
this book is a great read - would recommend anyone to read if they saw RICHARD CASTLE on the TV
Published 5 months ago by karen green
5.0 out of 5 stars so many injokes
Loved it, so many in-jokes and castle and a few side digs at firefly (/reason I watch and read these :-) )
Love it, keep writing Richard Castle
Published 6 months ago by H. Fulford
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