Raging Heat

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Castle
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller, Detective Stories
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: October 2014
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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In New York Times Bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.

Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship.

Reviews (2)


Written by Louise B on January 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm catching up on the Nikki Heat series and this was one of my favorites so far. This narrator was very good, and that has a huge impact on how much I enjoy the story. Lots of great call-backs to Castle episodes, and even a couple of sly references to Firefly thrown in there.

Written by Katie Pardo on September 17th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read all the Richard Castle books and love all of them. I love the show. The chemistry between Rook and Heat is my favorite love story

Author Details

Author Details

Castle, Richard

Richard Castle is the author of numerous "New York Times" bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, "In a Hail of Bullets", published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society s prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Currently he lives in Manhattan with his family.