Deadly Heat : Nikki Heat

  • by Richard Castle
  • Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • Series: Nikki Heat
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook race to stop a deadly threat from Heat's past as well as an all-too-present serial killer, in Richard Castle's follow-up to the New York Times best-seller Frozen Heat.
Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution more than a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot, which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.
Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. Known for his chilling stealth, the diabolical murderer not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he names her as his next victim.

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Fiction within fiction

What did you like most about Deadly Heat?

It's a spin-off of the hugely successful TV series Castle, so it was great fun to meet again the characters I already knew and laugh at their familiar banter. The detective story kept me interested, as well as the developments around the heroine's mother's murder but it's the growing love affair between the two main characters that's the main draw.


What other book might you compare Deadly Heat to, and why?

Rising Heat, Frozen Heat - all the Nikki Heat books supposedly written by a character in a TV show. I've read them all.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many to list. Anything containing by-play between Castle and Heat. And Castle and Martha. And Castle and Alex - Castle and anyone, really! This is quality banter.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - in fact I think I did eat it all up at one go!


Any additional comments?

Marketing GENIUS to publish books supposedly written by a central character in a TV show! This 'fiction within fiction' keeps the reader on his/her toes all the time, mentally separating the two genres, and the ABC television people pulled a winner here, I reckon.

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- Madeleine

Thrilling!!

What did you like about this audiobook?

Richard Castle at his best! A fantastic listen, plenty of plot twists that keep you hanging on right to the very end, just when you think you know whodunit you are proved completely wrong. The book never lost pace and is very well narrated.


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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-10-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio