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Frozen Heat | [Richard Castle]

Frozen Heat

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.
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Publisher's Summary

Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's number one New York Times best seller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for 10 years.

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?

© Castle (c) ABC Studios (P)2012 Hyperion

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    Nancy A. Hall Las Vegas NV USA 02-11-13
    Nancy A. Hall Las Vegas NV USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun read for Castle fans"
    If you could sum up Frozen Heat in three words, what would they be?

    Fun...fast paced


    What did you like best about this story?

    For fans of the show Castle, this a little puzzle piece that can be enjoyed on the go


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 02-06-13
    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable"

    Got off to a slow start on this one. Nearly didn't proceed...but, glad I did. I think I should have listened to the first book in this series rather than start with the second...then, the start would have been better.

    I truly enjoyed this book and will now go back and start with the first one before proceeding to the third. The story was well written and interesting to follow. I truly did not want it to end.

    It took some time to get used to the "reader". He is not what I expected. That being said, I will listen to the rest of the series and he is the "reader". Guess he wasn't that bad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 11-20-12
    Rebecca 11-20-12

    I love to read & I love to listen to books when we travel or when I need to de stress and can listen while jogging, gardening, waiting in traffic, it just all depends on how well written the book is and equally important is the reader of the book itself.

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    "Frozen Heat by Richard Castle"
    Where does Frozen Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action and suspense - knowing the basic characters from the tv sitcom helped my imagination while listening to the audio.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Nicki realized the suitcase they had just found a murder victim in was the same suitcase she had as a child and with her initials carved in the side. The same suitcase in fact that her mother's killer had stolen many years earlier.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was surprised that the end of the story was left open


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 11-19-12
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Frozen Heat - Enjoyed"
    Any additional comments?

    Being a fan of the TV Castle series, I purchased this book without realizing it was book 4. Thoroughly enjoyed the story line, the characters, and the narration. I will now start at book 1 and get caught up with the characters and wait for the next one.

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    Sarah Kaukauna, WI, United States 11-05-12
    Sarah Kaukauna, WI, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Frozen Heat the most enjoyable?

    I very much enjoyed the reading and the story line of this boook. I have listened to all of the Richard Castle books on Audible and find them to be the right combination of mystery, excitement and passion. Each book's story line moves quickly enough that there are no dull moments.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoy the character of Nikki Heat because she is a strong yet vulnerable female who is thrust into a male dominated environment. She is a believable character with flaws and values that appeals me.


    Have you listened to any of Johnny Heller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Johnny Heller is an excellent narrator, he has performed all of the Richard Castle books and his voice seems the embodiment of the characters in the book. He accomplishes bringing the characters to life effortlessly. I have not had the opportunity to hear him perform a different series.


    Any additional comments?

    The book ended too soon. And I look forward to the next in the series because there is no way you can leave a book that open ended without follow up.

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    C. Mendez NYC 10-30-12
    C. Mendez NYC 10-30-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Ok, but not as good as the last one..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I think reading this book was time well spent. I took it with me on a long flight, and it kept me entertained. I've enjoyed all of the Nikki Heat books, but this one was more on par with the first one than the third. I probably won't reread it, but I don't think it was a total waste of time.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Too much traveling! One of the things I love about this series is that it takes place in NYC. As a New Yorker, I get a huge kick out of spotting local sights and factoids in each installment. My favorite part of the book was the sniper on the Highline--spectacular! Unfortunately, this book keeps changing location, from France to Boston and back again. not only did I feel like it broke up the story too much, but it also eliminated those fun, attention-grabbing "I Love NY" moments.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole opening scene with the earthquake. Classic. And that was the other problem with this book. the best scene was the opener, followed closely by the end. Everything in the middle was just meh.


    Could you see Frozen Heat being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Haha. Seriously? This question has to have been randomly generated. And that's another thing... I had a harder time spotting Castle/Nikki Heat crossover pointsin this book. Obviously, the whole CIA spy thing, but there weren't as many funny little TV Show-based quotable moments in this one, which was disappointing.


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    William LOUISA, VA, United States 10-30-12
    William LOUISA, VA, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Heat Sizzles!"
    What did you love best about Frozen Heat?

    The best things about Frozen Heat is the same as all the previous selections: The relationship of the intriguing characters and the fascinating plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns of the plot grabbed my interest and made me reluctant to turn it off, just like trying to put down a good book.


    Have you listened to any of Johnny Heller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the three previous Niki Heat books and this is on parr with the rest.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Castle and Heat Sizzle!


    Any additional comments?

    When is the next one coming out?

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 10-25-12
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 10-25-12

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    "Castle in Print is Almost as Good as Castle on TV"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Frozen Heat to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I like the audio version of most books better than the print version. The reader brings the characters to life and adds emphasis and dialect that the reader can't possible know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the entire story. I am a big fan of Castle, the TV show, and am pleased that Johnny Heller has the same inflections as the actor who plays the main character.


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    Jamison Rook, of course.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Castle is hot!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 10-08-12
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 10-08-12 Member Since 2006
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    "it is what it is"
    Where does Frozen Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great easy listen - I love to listen to this sort of book while I'm running. It doesn't take a lot of attention but is holds my attention and makes the long runs easier. If you like a fast murder mystery read this is great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Consistent with the previous books, logical progression, and a hook at the end to get me to read the next book.


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    Rook


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were points that I laughed but don't remember specifically.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Canada 10-08-12
    Christine Canada 10-08-12
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    "Easy to listen to"

    There is nothing taxing or complicated about this book. It is exactly what you would expect from a book based and a book written by a character in a televsion show. I am still mildly surprised that the narrator is not Nathan Fillion each time I listen to one of these books - though I know it isn't going to be ahead of time! I listen to books on my way to work and this fit the bill perfectly.

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