Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Raging Heat Book Review

I was excited to see another book on the list at the library by Richard Castle.  Raging Heat (Nikki Heat)
by Richard Castle was the next book in the Nikki Heat series.  It came in off reserve and I got the email that it was on the shelf for me.  I was excited to see the new book coming home with me and it was hard to wait to start reading it.  I finally got to pick it up after I read a few books that I had in the pile before it and I was happy to be back with the characters.

In the book, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. She must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.  Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. The action and twists in this book makes for questions up until the end so make sure you pick it up and find out what happens.

I love these books!  Although the difference between the Castle show on TV and the writing in the book by the character in the show is a little complicated, these books stand on their own.  If you leave behind the show and the characters, this series of books is still great writing and great characters.  I like to be able to take my time with these book but once you get into the book, it is like pausing a movie in the middle and waiting.  It makes you want to finish it quickly and sad when it is over.  Almost worth starting over and reading it again.  This book keeps you guessing from beginning to end because there are so many things that are up in the air until the last possible minute.  The action in this book would make a great movie and I promise that you wouldn't want to pause it either.  I hope that you pick it up and enjoy it as much as I did!!!  Don't forget the others in the series too!!

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