Deadly Heat, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781781167724



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AUTHOR: Castle, Richard TITLE: Deadly HeatDATE READ: 04/20/14RATING: 4.5/B+GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Crime Fiction/2013/Hyperion/288 pgs SERIES/STAND-ALONE #5 in Heat SeriesTIME/PLACE: Current/NYCCHARACTERS: Jameson Rook/journalist Nikki Heat/ NYC Police DetectiveFIRST LINES: NYPD Homicide detective Nikki Heat double-parked her gray Crown Victoria behind the coroner van & strode toward the pizza joint where a body waited. COMMENTS: Love this series … we continue w/ the mystery of Nikki's mother's murder from 10 yrs ago and also have a new serial killer case that may have some tie-ins.

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