Thursday, October 17, 2013

Title: Heat Wave
Series: Nikki Heat, #1
Author: Richard Castle
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars


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. 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.


Heat Wave begins with a murder. That only makes sense right? Since this is a crime drama that we begin with a murder. So while Nikki Heat is at the crime scene she also has to deal with reporter Rook. Who some how got his way into going along with Nikki every where she goes on these investigations. But along the way Nikki's annoyance for Rook seems to be changing into some sort of attraction. And Rook acts like a guy who just jokes around and isn't very serious about anything. While these two but heads throughout this investigation they also work hard to solve the case. The case has tons of twists, and turns, and I was on the edge of my seat till the very end wonder "who dun it." And I was WRONG... I never would have guess who actually did it... 

 I didn't realize it at the time, but apparently there is a T.V series based off of this book series. It seems kind of interesting, so I may have to check that out. But I did enjoy the book. I have to say there is only one thing that I didn't like about it. And that it often felt like non of the characters had, or showed any emotion. Sometimes the story just felt really "cut and dried." With no messy emotions at all from anyone. Now every now and then we would see a few emotions but it wasn't in very much detail and it didn't explain very much about any of the characters. So I do look forward to more in this series, but I also hope this improves as I continue reading.


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