Saturday, March 27, 2010

22. Heat Wave by Richard Castle

I am late to the game of the great tv show Castle, but I've started to watch it recently and really like it! While it is somewhat corny, it's an enjoyable way to spend an hour. While at my library browsing, I saw Heat Wave and decided to give it a shot. I was a bit disappointed and give it a B.

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.
Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. PulitzerPrize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.

This was a really short book, less than 200 pages. I breezed through it and liked it, but it definitely wasn't anything that will stick with me for awhile. I can't believe I am actually going to say this, but I like the t.v. show better than the book! That never happens! If you are a fan of the show, give the book a try, but don't expect wonderful things!

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

My husband loves this show, although we seem to have stopped watching it since it started back up again this year. Not sure why. This book, especially with Nathan Fillon on the cover, is a great marketing tool. :-) It reminds me of the book that came out that was related to the show LOST.