Deadly Heat (Nikkie Heat #5) by Richard Castle (Mystery)

Deadly HeatPicking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother 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. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.¬†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. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.

Stars: 3.5/5

It wasn’t until the end of book 3 that I really started getting into this series and each book keeps getting better. I was hoping they were going to drag out Nikki’s mom’s story for a while longer instead of wrapping it up in one book. It took how many seasons for Kate to figure out her mom’s murder? There were leads here and there, but it took forever to get resolved and I liked that, it was always something that loomed in the background and kept you on your toes. I was hoping the book series was going to do that too, but it’s all wrapped up now. I wonder where they are going to go now? Will Jameson be abducted like Castle was (and when are we going to learn about that in the show? It’s killing me not knowing!!!) ? I’m hoping my local library will get Raging Heat soon so I can read it.

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