NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting on a Manhattan street. A startling enough death, but an even bigger shock comes when this new homicide surprisingly connects ...
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting on a Manhattan street. A startling enough death, but an even bigger shock comes when this new homicide surprisingly connects to the unsolved murder of Detective Heat's own mother. The gruesome killing of this Jane Doe launches Heat on a dangerous and emotional investigation, rekindling the cold case that has haunted her since she was nineteen. 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 also digs into unexplored areas of her mother's background-areas Nikki has been afraid to confront before, but now must. Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Heat'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?
Publishers Weekly, 2012-12-24 The fourth novel in Castle's Nikki Heat series-an offshoot of ABC's Castle, about a bestselling Manhattan-based crime novelist (Jameson Rook) paired with an NYPD homicide-squad detective-follows Heat's investigation of the murder of her mother and the recent killing of a family friend. Narrator Johnny Heller offers up a winning rat-a-tat delivery that perfectly captures the spirit of the novel. His Heat is a combination of a by-the-book tough copper and a starry-eyed lady in love. The installment's introduction of an assortment of international characters allows Heller to demonstrate his vocal range, but this is icing on the cake. His performance is entertaining enough to satisfy fans of the TV series, and even mystery fans who've never tuned in before. A Hyperion hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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