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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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Best book in the series so far! Great story!

Loved it. Best book in the series for me for sure. Great story and characters as usual.

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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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Got my 'Castle' fix!

Great narration of a multitude of characters, and another wonderful story! I've already pre-ordered the next installment!

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Suspenseful

Great Story., but hated the ending. Leave you longing for the next book. A can't miss store.

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BEST HEAT BOOK YET!

What did you love best about High Heat?

I loved everything about this book. Well, I didn't think I was going to like the end but I did. So, funny and such a good plot. Two BIG mysteries hit you in the first 15 min of this book, BAM! I mean BIG MYSTERIES!!! If you love the show you'll love this books even more.

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

This guy is a great narrator!

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

I laughed so hard while listening to this book several times.

Any additional comments?

LOVED IT! I want more Richard Castle!!!

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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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  • 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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