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Publisher's Summary

Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.

©2011 Castle © ABC Studios (P)2011 Hyperion (packaging elements only)

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Read again, a keeper

but read it yourself, narrating lacks, but it's one of those you can pick up again and get more the next time. said nuf

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Just like TV

This episode is very good. I expect that Richard Castle is a group of writers. It reads like the show, but has much more detail. This is great because I love the show. "I am ruggedly handsome!" Oh yeah!

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The story goes on

I was a fan of the tv series first and so I am already in love with the characters. The books live up to what any fan would expect or I should say if like the tv series you will love the books!

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  • Nicholas
  • Herndon, VA, United States
  • 11-12-14

Castle

If you could sum up Heat Rises in three words, what would they be?

Typical Castle

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I enjoyed the pure fun of compare this to the castle tv show

What aspect of Johnny Heller’s performance would you have changed?

I think a women would do this better.

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Nikki Heat at her best

Nikki Heat is great in here. Takes enough turns, it keeps me guessing. think I have it figured out, then not sure.

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not as predictable as you think

Good storyline. Not boring. Good narrator. I watxh the show and can put the characters from the show into the book. Cant wait for another to come out!

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  • Cheryl
  • Chesapeake, VA, United States
  • 01-14-13

Good Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I enjoy the Castle books. Good story with interesting plot twists.

Would you be willing to try another one of Johnny Heller’s performances?

No, I don't really care for Mr Heller's performance but I enjoy the Castle books so I "tolerate" him.

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  • JanetNAZ
  • YUMA, AZ, United States
  • 01-11-13

Good Story but not Great

Where does Heat Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heat Rises?

At the end when Nikki is sitting with Rook in the hospital

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?

Not really

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Another good tale/

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the book very much. Took a bit to sort out the characters, but expected that.

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  • Diana
  • ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
  • 12-24-12

Enjoyable

I LOVE the series and really thought that the book might not be quite up to parr. I was not disappointed. I love to listen to a mystery and still be able to laugh. I thought the Johnny Heller did a stellar job reading also. Can't wait to listen to the others!!