Heat Wave (Premium Edition) (Nikki Heat Series #1)

Heat Wave (Premium Edition) (Nikki Heat Series #1)

by Richard Castle

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The New York Times bestseller, HEAT WAVE, is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his newest book:

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786891412
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Nikki Heat Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 56,298
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Richard Castle is the best-selling author of the Derrick Storm novels. He is played by actor Nathan Fillion. Tom Straw is an Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer. He has written and produced for the television shows COSBY, WHOOPI, GRACE UNDER FIRE, and more, and is currently writing for THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. He is the author of the mystery THE TRIGGER EPISODE.

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Heat Wave 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1937 reviews.
rtdugan More than 1 year ago
I am an avid fan of ABC's Castle (Monday nights 10/9c) and was excited to read Richard Castle's latest book, Heat Wave. For those who are not in the know, Nathan Fillion stars as Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist who is initially called in to help the NYPD solve a copy-cat murder based on his novels. Stana Katic stars opposite as the young detective Kate Beckett. Following his encounter with Beckett, Castle decides to use her as the model for his next book series. He uses his contacts and receives permission to accompany Beckett while investigating cases. [thanks Wikipedia] Heat Wave is the first of Castle's new book series: Nikki Heat. My favorite thing is every character is believable & I can picture all of them. I love Rook and Heat and their scenes are amazing. I can totally picture Castle dreaming & writing each scene they are in together. And if you are asking yourself, does it really have a story line? Yes, in fact, it takes so many twists and turns that the minute you think you have a suspect, new information comes in and you have to re-evaluate all the evidence. Some points drag on a bit but it helps you get into the story; you are right there in NYC traffic with Heat & Rook trying to fly but the siren means absolutely nothing in the standstill of traffic. When scenes get too tense, Characters are there to crack a joke or banter between each other, including how many ways to describe a bookie's muscle. Overall, ABC did a great job on this TV tie in and the writers should be applauded and given pay raises. I hope to get more Nikki Heat and I am hoping Det. Beckett reads Heat Wave and comments about the book; especially the blackout sequences.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
Exciting thriller- Everybody who watches 'Castle' on ABC should read this book. it has an excellent story line.
Oscar_Aguilar More than 1 year ago
While I was a little disappointed when the book arrived and it was only 198 pages long, I soon got over it. I loved the fact that I could really picture what Rook (Castle) and Heat (Beckett) looked like all through the book. It paralleled the show a lot, but I really liked that it did. I actually laughed out loud a couple of times and snickered a lot. That is my idea of a good book. I am going to wait patiently for the next book in the series. A guy can like this book, yes? Anyway, in the meantime I've already read I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE and I recommend that book as well. Outstanding!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the show "Castle" and when I heard that they were releasing a book tie-in I just had to get it to see if it was any good and it was. From the moment I picked it up I couldn't set it down, the story paralleled the show's main characters perfectly and it was very exciting to see the relationship between Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook evolve throughout the story right up until the end and I cant wait for the next one.
sandylovesbooks More than 1 year ago
"Heat Wave" is a must read for anyone who watches the television series "Castle" with Nathan Fillion. In the show, the lead character - Richard Castle - has written a book called "Heat Wave." When you read the book, you can hear the dialogue in the actors' voices and it makes you laugh out loud. I'd love to know who actually wrote this book; as much as I love Nathan Fillion the actor, I don't think he did. Maybe James Patterson, who is an occasional guest on the show? Whoever wrote it, it's a fun read, especially if you are a fan of the show.
DIVA516 More than 1 year ago
i could not wait to read this this book I watch Castle every Monday night It took me less then 24 hours to read this book I couldn't put it down. you can't help yourself to picture Rook(Castle)and Heat(Beckett)This book was so good I cannot wait for the next one. I hope it comes out soon and the show never gets canceled so now I may have to start the Derrick Storm books.. Great Great book go get it you won't put it down leaves you wanting more and more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the TV Series Castle and was thrilled to find out about the book Heat Wave. I was able to picture each character as I was reading. If you are a fan of the show, you don't want to miss this! I am trying to figure out who the ghost writer is. So much fun. I hope there will be another.
Alias-Myself More than 1 year ago
This is the best April Fool's joke I've ever seen - even if it is October. Also Brilliant marketing! Bravo to two of the best mystery writers ever. What a dream team. Thanks for the fun on and off the screen and for these great characters. It's delicious.
FrenchKnot More than 1 year ago
SO FUN! My Houston Texas fan club counts down the hours between "Castle" Episodes! Sexy chemistry between the 2 main character's pithy, clever verbal exchanges are translated from the small screen to the written word. The book "works", too! So, I understand Castle MAY be getting a 3 book deal - I say, GOOD FOR ME!
MysteryNut More than 1 year ago
I love the show and was thrilled to find the novel. Will buy all the Richard Castle books that are published. This is one AVID FAN! Keep up the good work on the television series and the novels. Finally, witty television that is worth watching.
nancymitchell More than 1 year ago
Matthew Starr falls from his sixth floor luxury condo. NYPD Detective Nikki Heat is on the case and knows it is murder right away and soon discovers that he wasn't as well off as everyone thought. The interview with the deceased's trophy wife twenty eight year old Kimberly after their seven year old son is taken outside by the nanny soon reveals to the cops that she is lying about her alibi and her affair with Barry Gable. This is exciting and fun and keeps your interest throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the show you'll enjoy the book. They've carried the banter and relationships over to the print version. Was a good story with some nice twists. A good read. Could have been a little longer but it is enjoyable. If they come out with a second book in the series, would I pick it up...Yes, it would be worth it and an enjoyable read.
Castlelover45 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Castle fan and actually having Rick Castle's book written is quite possibly the greatest idea ever. It was basically like reading the show. The characters' personalities (and their names) reflect the ones in the show and the plot worked generally the same way. Many quotes and moments were directly taken from the show as well. Definitely a MUST READ for any Castle fan!!!
i-READ-BEFORE-COMMENTING More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it was a fast read. What adds to the enjoyment is you can visualize the characters from the tv show in the book, especially the cracks and lines betwen Heat and Rook. Very enjoyable read.
jflinn5 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was exactly like watching the Castle show (which is my favorite show on TV right now).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is like reading an episode of the TV series. Even with the name changes you still picture each of the characters as the characters of the show. It's a simple read, but very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Castle fan, so when i found out Heat Wave was being released i freaked. i was hopeing it would be just like Kate and Rick's relationship, but with that little extra something they're missing. And it was, i absolutely LOVED this book. i recomend it to all Castle fans, as well as ones who aren't. and im hoping Nikki & Rook's relationship will lead to our own Caskett love:) -Caskett Crazed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book. Not to huge and fun to read in a day or just take your time. I am also a fan of the tv show Castle for which the book was written so it helps to understand it a bit. But over all it's a wonderful book and I would recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and interesting read parrallels show
Stevenhend More than 1 year ago
Since I enjoy 'Castle' so much, I really anticipated reading this book. I was chagrined to find it not different than any second-rate mystery. It cannot have been written by the show's writing staff; there was no hint of the quality of the relationships, nor was the dialogue other than ordinary. It was a sad attempt to profit from a tie-in with a popular program.
lskeesen More than 1 year ago
If you like the Castle TV series you will like the book. Almost like reading one of the scripts. Good humor, likeable charterers. Would recommend this book to anyone who like mysteries.
Lynnsky More than 1 year ago
Exciting and "fun" to read - especially for someone who is an avid watcher of the tv series "Castle" like me. It's hard to tell if someone reading the book will get the true personalities behind the characters if they've not watched the show. Knowing the characters from tv sure made a difference. Definately was one of those "hart to put down" books. I can hardly wait for more books to come out in the series...
CJ_loves2read More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the book. I watch the series on TV as well and this reminded me of the series. It was humorous and also kept you guessing who the "bad guy" was. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Love Castle and most definately Nathan Fillion (loved him since OLTL). This was an easy read and easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you aren't already a Castle fan, if you like Crime Drama...you have to read these. It's that simple. And if you ARE already a Castle fan, the only thing near as fun as the books is trying to figure out who in the heck is actualy writing as Richard Castle! I know the speculation has given this seasoned mystery ready many a reason to ponder.