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An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.

©2016 Richard Castle (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-27-16

Lame story plus excessively politically correct

High Heat is Novel #8 in the Detective Nikki Heat series. I've listened to all 8 and this is the only one to qualify as UTTERLY PATHETIC. This series is a spinoff of the Castle TV show with Rook being Castle and Heat being Beckett. Some of the earlier books in the series are fun listens. This one is not. The left wing political correctness is the most disappointing part of this novel. It is grossly excessive. I suppose it is what one should expect from Disney - ABC during a national election.

The ending sets up a future novel either in the Nikki Heat or Derrick Storm series.

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Sorry I Purchased

Such a disappointing read. Propaganda at ever turn. I read for entertainment our education and this was neither.

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HUGE MISTAKE

What disappointed you about High Heat?

I made a big mistake buying this book...wow so big...bad bad bad...

What could Richard Castle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not be so damn political and left leaning

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

he was fine

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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five stars

This is my favorite Nikki Heat book of the series yet. It is a stand out among the others in this series as far as humor and suspense goes.

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Robert petkoff is perfect

Robert petkoff is perfect as Richard Castle! Love the interaction between Castle and Heat and all of the supporting characters

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What a disappointment

I have long thoroughly enjoyed listening and re-listening to all of the previous books in the Heat series. What a disappointment to find this one to be such a blatant anti-Trump screed.

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Disappointed

This book was so disappointing. Like the Castle TV series, book ends on sour note Wish I had quit with the last book

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Scrubbed politically clean by ABC?

I'm glad that characters weren't so weak and whiney.
But the story was predictable and watered down. You will solve the main story at least 90 min before the end.
The "twist" ending isn't a twist.

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  • Debbie
  • Tehachapi, CA, United States
  • 01-09-17

Kept me interested till the very end!

Really enjoyed this book and the twists and turns it had. Riveting and kept you guessing. Love the ending and can't wait for the next one!!!!

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It turns up the heat!

Very entertaining and kepted me intrigued. Loved the castle references. Keep going. Looking forward to more.

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  • Lolah
  • 05-04-17

Another great Nikki Heat book!

Action, drama, terrorists, politics... Another great book in the Nikki Heat series. Love it and definitely recommend it to any fans!

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  • Josephine
  • 10-26-16

I am waiting for it to download

I am waiting for it to download I don't understand it. Why don't download it

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