Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Title: Naked Heat
Author: Richard Castle
Year Published: 2010
Synopsis: Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again in Richard Castle's thrilling follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, Heat Wave.
When New York's most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, Heat uncovers a gallery of high profile suspects, all with compelling motives for killing the most feared muckraker in Manhattan.
Heat's murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent breakup, Nikki would rather not deal with their raw emotional baggage. But the handsome, wise-cracking Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's personal involvement in the case forces her to team up with Rook anyway. The residue of their unresolved romantic conflict and crackling sexual tension fills the air as Heat and Rook embark on a search for a killer among celebrities and mobsters, singers and hookers, pro athletes and shamed politicians.
This new, explosive case brings on the heat in the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups, and scandals.
Why?: I read the first book in the Nikki Heat series, and loved it. And, since I love Castle, I wanted to read this book as well!
Expectations: I expect this book to be a good follow-up to Heat Wave, while staying true to the idea of a writer following a detective in New York City and helping her solve a crime. The characters will hopefully still be very similar to the characters in the TV show. While there will definitely be some intriguing crime, I also expect to laugh at Rook's antics and Heat's reactions to them.
Judging a book by its cover: The cover has a woman laying down with a gun. I expect this is Nikki, and that things will be very heated. Maybe Nikki has to don a promiscuous disguise? Or maybe she becomes stripped down emotionally? I'm excited to find out what's in store!