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Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot, which is anything but ancient history.
Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. Known for his chilling stealth, the diabolical murderer not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he names her as his next victim.
When New York's most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, Heat uncovers a gallery of high-profile suspects, all with compelling motives for killing the most feared muckraker in Manhattan.
Heat's murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with magazine journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent breakup, Nikki would rather not deal with the emotional baggage. But the wise-cracking writer's personal involvement in the case forces her to team up with Rook anyway. Sexual tension fills the air as they embark on a search for a killer among the celebrities, mobsters, singers, hookers, pro athletes, and shamed politicians.
This new, explosive case brings on the heat in the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups, and scandals.
A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife survives a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another murder.
Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat, Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice. When the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest, Rook turns out to be as much a handful as he is handsome.
As Nikki works to unravel the secrets of the murdered tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.
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.
Paired once again with top journalist Jameson Rook, NYPD Homicie Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified body stuffed inside a suitcase. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?