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. Pulitzer Prize-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.
When New York’s most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, Heat uncovers a gallery of high profile suspects, all with compelling motives for killing the most feared muckraker in Manhattan.
Heat’s murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent breakup, Nikki would rather not deal with their raw emotional baggage. But the handsome, wise-cracking Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s personal involvement in the case forces her to team up with Rook anyway. The residue of their unresolved romantic conflict and crackling sexual tension fills the air as Heat and Rook embark on a search for a killer among celebrities and mobsters, singers and hookers, pro athletes and shamed politicians.
This new, explosive case brings on the heat in the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups, and scandals.
La comisaria de la policía de Nueva York Nikki Heat y el detective Derrick Storm unen fuerzas por primera vez para salvar a la madre de Nikki, Cynthia, que, tras fingir su muerte, lleva escondida más de 17 años. En su camino deberán enfrentarse a un grupo de empresarios chinos sin escrúpulos conocidos como los Siete de Shanghái, que emplearán todos los recursos, y la crueldad, necesarios para detenerlos.
«Richard Castle es un maestro. Cada vez lo hace mucho mejor que la anterior».
Michael Connelly, autor de Deuda de sangre y El inocente
«Richard Castle demuestra ser tan hábil escribiendo novelas policiacas como resolviendo crímenes. Heat está a la altura de las circunstancias».
Dennis Lehane, autor de Mystic River y Shutter Island