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Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2) by Richard Castle
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Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2) (edition 2010)

by Richard Castle

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When New York's most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, NYPD Homicide Detective 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.… (more)
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Title:Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2)
Authors:Richard Castle
Info:Hyperion (2010), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 304 pages
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  thewanlorn | Feb 24, 2020 |
A great murder mystery/crime novel, with plenty of punchy jokes to break the tension. Great build up of suspense. ( )
  Daxmunro | Dec 31, 2018 |
NYPD Detective Nikki Heat is called to the scene of a violent murder on New York's most caustic gossip columnist. To her surprise she finds that it has been called in by journalist Jameson Rook. It is a mixed emotion reunion for her.

Rook had been assigned to her department to ride along and get background on her department and how NYPD's homicide department ran, for an article he was writing. The end result was a cover story for a large magazine that put Nikki on the cover and portrayed her as the prominent cop. This gave Nikki a high profile, something she didn't want or need.

Once again, Rook is teamed with Nikki in solving the murder. It seems he was working with Towne, the victim, to get background on an article on her. He had gotten to know quite a bit about her and could be a good source of information.

The investigation became more complicated with two more murders that may or may not be linked to Towne's. Were the murders related, and if so how and who was the link?

The magnetic attraction between Rook and Heat come into play again, along with someone from Nikki's past. The action, clues and results, bad guys (there is one that is really bad) and her partners Raley and Ochoa (the duo is referred to as 'Roach') make for another good read. I also found out what else Rook writes besides his high celebrity articles....

Have a couple more in the series to read and think they will also be good. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Dec 13, 2018 |
Can't help it...
It took a while with Heat Wave to get in the groove of imagining the TV character writing the story.... but it clicked. And became fun just for the novelty of it.
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  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
Much better than the first book. The fictional characters felt much more like their fictional tv counterparts. Plus the book was much smoother and I enjoyed the mystery much more. ( )
  J_Colson | Nov 30, 2017 |
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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. But 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 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 the 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.
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