NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother’s background. Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki’s search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat’s passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother’s cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
This book is what I have been waiting for with the Nikki Heat series. The first 3 were mediocre, but they still got to me and I needed to know what was happening. This book grabbed my attention and I needed to know what was going to happen right then, not reading through as a way to get to the next book and then the next just to find out what the plot was leading up too. I can only hope the next book will keep on with this. This book finally made me feel like I was reading a Richard Castle (tv show version) book and not a semi competent ghost writer series.