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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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    GEORGE Waverly, OH, United States 09-12-12
    GEORGE Waverly, OH, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011

    Hobby- Military History Occupation- Retired Commander USN; Retired Director of Quality Assurance; Graduate Liberty University, Lynchburg VA; Residence-Waverly Ohio

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    "Almost Impossible to Put Down/Turn Off This Book!"

    This is the first collection of fiction books, that I checked daily after the listed release date to purchase. the next book of the series. I am an avid reader/listener of both fiction and nonfiction books.and consume nonfiction books primarily. Once I purchase the first book of this collection; I was hooked and quickly listened to the other three books released to date. I struggled to leave the book once started, as I became more and more engrossed in the story. I have read mystery books for over 50 years, and this is first collection of books in many years that surprised me in the end. I can say I never foresaw the ending in any of these 4 books. For all of the snobs out there I will admit I am also a fan of the Television series and I found that the knowledge of that series helpful in understanding some of the happenings of the books. I read/listen to nonfiction books to enhance my knowledge of a subject and fiction books for pure entertainment. This collection of books fulfilled that purpose. I recommend this book for fans and nonfans of the "Castle" TV series.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    ShySusan Somewhere in Darkest Utah 09-14-12
    ShySusan Somewhere in Darkest Utah 09-14-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Another good one"

    First let me talk about the narrator. I think Johnny Heller sounds so much like Nathan Fillion that it is as if Castle himself is telling us this story. Really great.

    Second, the plot. Very complex. Very nice. I've read all too many series crime novels that concentrate on the relationships between the regular characters because the author hasn't thought up much of a plot. That is not the case here. I like the ongoing relationship between Nikki and Rook, but it takes its proper position in second place behind the unfolding of the plot.

    Third, the ongoing characters. I like the way the regular characters are portrayed. I like Nikki's relationships with her squad. I like the fact that most of them are competent. It is not Nikki Heat alone against the world. It is Nikki Heat and a cast of smart, hard-working, honest cops working together. I also like the relationship between Nikki and Rook. It seems mature and intelligent to me. When one of them needs support, the other is there. However, they don't have to be together every second. They give one another space when needed. Also, they don't go off in a huff over trivialities. There is a fight and an incident in this book which would have resulted in 150 pages of drama in a romance novel. But these two intelligent, mature people worked it out pretty quickly. I was pleased.

    So, if you like the TV show Castle, and you liked the earlier Castle books, I think you will like this one too. A good entry into the series.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    richard San Anselmo, CA, United States 12-23-12
    richard San Anselmo, CA, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2006

    63 y/o psychologist with two sons, living in SF Bay Area. I absolutely love all the feedback I've been getting for my reviews. It's very gratifying. Thanks to all of you.

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    "A pair with promise: Nikki and Rook"

    Richard Castle has written four books now (I believe) starring Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook. Some of these seem written for the big screen, but Castle has talent. The relationship between the two is funny, touching, tender and exciting. This book, like the others, is set in New York, where Heat is chief detective in the homicide department. Rook is an investigative writer. There are dangerous chases, peaceful walks, and side trips to Boston and Paris. I think that Castle also credits Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Michael Connelly. The trip to Paris is way too long, and seems like padding. Parker had the wisdom to write briefly. The modern novel has what seems to be a convention of roughly 300 pages, or roughly twelve hours of narration. Johnny Heller has a terrific voice. He is tender when the book calls for that, funny when he needs to be, etc. The plot here is very thick. Heat's mother is found in a refrigeration truck. I think this is a reference to a book in which Connelly's protagonist (forgive me, I forget his name) tries to find the history of his dead mother, who was a prostitute. The body is found in a suitcase, which strains credulity. Heat's partners are Ochoa and Railey, and their car is called the Roach Coach. If Castle learns how to write more like Elmore Leonard, he has a promising future (Leonard once said that he leaves out the parts that people don't read). Brevity is the soul of wit. I don't know who said that, but it is true in fact. Read some Castle and see what you think.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Seattle, WA, United States 09-18-12
    Dennis Seattle, WA, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "The story was great until the ending...!"

    While listening to the book I was so captivated that I was recommending it to others --- that is until the ending!
    It seemed to me that the author had some sort of writer's block or a stroke! It was one of the more --- "leave the listener hanging" that I have read or listen to in a long long time!
    In the future if author is still able to write Mr. Castle will NOT be on my book-list!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13
    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Mystery, Romance and Twists"

    Another great Heat Mystery/Romance. Castle can deliver the romance and the mystery with a woman in thought. Wow.

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    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-07-13
    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Book for Castle Fans"
    Where does Frozen Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put it in the top third. It is my favorite of the Richard Castle books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot kept me involved and guessing. There are multiple crimes and suspects. I did not see the twists and turns coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Difficult question. I love all the scenes between Nikki and rook especially when they went to Paris. They have great banter. I also liked the scenes at the precinct.


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

    I did laugh a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are great companions to the Castle TV series. Also, Johnny Heller does a great job of narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Bakersfield, CA, United States 02-22-13
    Stephanie Bakersfield, CA, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun Read"

    These Richard Castle books are light and fun, especially for fans of the TV show Castle.

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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


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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!

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    Rebecca United States 11-20-12
    Rebecca United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2012

    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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