Heat Rises (Nikki Heat Series #3)

Heat Rises (Nikki Heat Series #3)

by Richard Castle
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Heat Rises 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 302 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the TV Series and you enjoyed The 1st two books you will throughly enjoy this one. I am a big fan of Murder Mystery Books with the likes of James Patterson and Catherine Coulter; Richard Castle has done it again. Only problem I had with it was nothing with the writing or storyline, but I bought the Nook under the understanding that ebooks would be cheaper; however like this one the ebook copy which you can not share with anyone it is $14+ whene you can by the paperback for only ~$10 and you can re-sell in the future if you would like. What is up with the prices of the ebook. I stronly suggest buying the paperback or wait a year or two to purchase the ebook as I can't say I would recommend paying $14+ for this ebook or any for that matter...
azreaderSR More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Castle TV show, and having read the first two books in the Nikki Heat series, I really looked forward to this one. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE LANGUAGE??? Is this book by the same writer(s) as the first book? The story was fast-moving, although I guessed who the big baddie was as soon as the character was introduced. We traded the witty banter that made the first book a delight (without the need for constant gutter mouth) for a few more f-bombs in the second book. Then number three hits us with a barrage of filthy language. When it comes to words, I'd much rather read creative and witty than go for the "shock value." At this point, I don't really care what happens to Rook. I won't be back to read about it -- not if I have to put up with the language. And oh, yeah -- I agree about the price. You can buy a paperback that doesn't have all the errors in it for a lot less.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. If you liked the first books in this series, you'll really enjoy this one.
Goodwordtoday More than 1 year ago
Why do we need filthy language in American mystery books? Why can't these books reflect the type of language that is on the tv show. For goodness sake, that's why we bought them in the first place. I won't be buying anymore unless you go back. So typical!
Elizabeth Pinkston More than 1 year ago
Best of the series so far. I'm a huge fan of Castle, but I'm loving all of the Nikki Heat series. Can't believe the cliffhanger. Can't wait to see what happens next with Jameson Rook and Nikki Heat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read the other 2 books in this series & having enjoyed Castle on TV for the past few years, I expect this new book to be a good read. If you enjoy James Patterson or Margaret Maron, then you will probably enjoy this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was as good if not better than the previous two. I love the little in jokes too.
Susan Gordon More than 1 year ago
Guess I'll have to borrow a digital copy and download from the library. Are they kidding with these prices?
Kujo222 More than 1 year ago
I love Castle!! and this book makes it even better!! The series definitely improves each book. I follow the show religiously and love the chance to see how these books take shape. This book came out during the 4th season of Castle and the story is definitely influenced by the third season of the show, in which there is a main character loss and upheaval within the ranks of the homicide division in the NYPD. Castle takes those influences and makes a new story out of it. It doesn't take the same exact tract as the show but you see the general similarities. For those who don't like exact replicas of books and movies, or attempts at that, don't worry because the stories are completely different. I usually pride myself with figuring out twists before they are told but this book had me guessing the enemies and friends all the way through! We start this book with Nikki getting on a weird case that has a priest found bound and killed in a S&M type place. At every corner in this investigation there seems to be something off, the odd sock, especially when Heat realizes Captain Montrose has been investigating this case on his own while shutting her investigating down at every turn, and seems to be connected to an old case he did while still a detective. She seems to be hit by all different emotions while at work and just as many outside of work since Rook has been gone for a month due to his work and some unwanted public affairs. This adventure is full of interesting events from start to finish with no real slow spot. The witty relations from the TV show are just as present here, which is one of the things I really enjoyed both watching on TV and reading in this book. If you don't watch the show this book can be just as fun for you too. With the last two books I believe they would have been more geared for the Castle crowd but this one holds its own as a true book outside the series. It is something you could read out of order but I personally could never read a book outside a series or not in a row, but for those who do it holds its own :) For any Nathan Fillion fans there is even a Firefly reference that made me laugh out loud, being that this is such a cross media book as is why not connect Fillion, Castle, Rook, and Captain Mal Reynolds all in one paragraph!
jclement More than 1 year ago
Richard Castle is my favorite author since Franklin W. Dixon. I hope he will be as prolific. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first three books of the series. Even if the characters were Castle and Beckett I would have enjoyed the books for their plots and suspense. The fact that Rook and Heat have their own personalities and occasionally engage in a little touchy-feely added to my enjoyment. I think the books stack up well against Kathy Reichs's Temprence Brennan books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and have loved all 3 books in this series so for but this was the best. Can't wait fir the next one.
HexiJosh More than 1 year ago
A fantastic 3rd addition to the Richard Castle universe. Great for fans because of the wonderful in-jokes or mystery enthusiasts in general.
Lori Manning More than 1 year ago
FOR thoes of you that watch the show..... if u have not seen the seson premire do Not read on "I LOVE U KATE!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nikki Heat series at it's finest! The tension really heats up as well as the romance! Can't get enough of it! Any Castle fan will absolutely fall in love with the 3rd installment of the Heat Series!!!
Reading_Aries More than 1 year ago
Sure the characters are cursing more then often but hey, look at the bright side! Nikki and Jameson are getting closer and not only do they act more as a couple, they understand each other so much better! I loved how Nikki feels safe around Jamie and how much he reminds me of someone we all know and love... (hint: his picture is all over the back of all three books) This mystery just kept me wanting to finally catch the bad guys and kick their ***! Even though the ending is- well you'll have to read the book to find out- dramatic, I sooooooooooo did not see this coming ( This is coming from a person who usually guesses right on who the crock is on the show) I honestly cried... a lot... That's right I'm not ashamed to reveals this! Even though the style of the way the book has been written changed, I still bought it (and the other two). I highly recommend this book to an audience of sixteen and older because of some of the naughty things Heat and Rook do *wink*. Also, to those who enjoy the thrill of mystery, romance, and occasional comedy! Once again... NICE JOB!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed every last bit of this series. I too am one of Richard Castle's biggest fans! He is such an amazing writer/ actor. And might I add he is also undenyibly handsome. I watch the show every Monday night and if I miss it I am pretty much devistated (until I remember that I can just watch it online : D ) Anyway I definately would (and I have) reccomend this to anyone wo is willin to listen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was even better than the other two! This author is finally learning how to write a book, and not a tv episode called a book. This book had lots of twists and turns and was really a page turner. I throughly enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best one of the series.. cant wait for book 4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are some series where it is ok to read the books out of order. This is NOT one of them. The only exception might be is if you are already a huge fan of ABC's Castle. But even then, the books aren't nearly as fun if you read them out of order. Now, as a huge fan of both the books & the show, I am stuck waiting for the next book in the series and for more clues as to which writer or group of writers is working to bring us this great storyline. Please don't make us wait long! P.S. To the writer/s: Thanks for the upcoming Derrick Storm series, the Firefly reference & all the other insider Castle fan jokes. As much as I love the books, I am laughing along with you at the cat & mouse game of "WHO IS RC?"! Thanks for keeping us entertained and on our toes. Can't wait for the next installment in the Nikki Heat series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Keep writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Richard Castle has writen another excellent book.
Carmen McAfee More than 1 year ago
I love the show castle and everything about it. Kate beckett ftw! ; )
ACBLack549 More than 1 year ago
It's fast-paced and compelling. The ending is great, and leaves me wanting MORE RICHARD CASTLE!!!!!
Heidi Gunvaldson More than 1 year ago
The ebook had some kerning flaws but it didn't take away from what a great read this book turned out to be. I love the little easter eggs and references to the great people and shows that have brought together the great team that is Castle. Read the books, watch the series, you wont be disappointed.
MarcellaS-Aspen More than 1 year ago
Great book. It was very exciting. If you like page turning adventure and twists and turns you will really enjoy this book. Highly Recommend it. Not too long, and not too short. Perfection!!!!!!!!!!! I really loved this book...Good Stuff! I also loved THE CHATEAU by C D SWANSON - a highly exciting book filled with twists and turns and each turn of the page, nail biting situations that make you want to keep reading!!! Excellent book! I LOVED IT!