Sunday, April 1, 2012

Heat Wave

Title: Heat Wave
Author: Richard Castle
Year Published: 2009

Synopsis:  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, 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. PulitzerPrize-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. 

Why?: I've watched some of the Castle TV Series, and I thought it would be really cool is Richard Castle actually wrote the books they talk about in the show. Well, apparently they did too, so they wrote these books! My boyfriend bought me the first two Nikki Heat books for Christmas/my birthday, and I'm finally reading them.

Expectations: I expect this book to pretty closely follow the TV Show. Or at least have the characters be very similar to those in the show. I also expect this to be an entertaining read, even if it isn't the best book ever.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover shoes a woman with a gun by some sky scrapers, so it makes me think that the woman is probably Nikki Heat, and whatever crim she's solving has to do with tall buildings. 


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