Sunday, December 14, 2014

Raging Heat

Raging Heat by Richard Castle - Thoughts in ProgressAn intriguing murder mystery written by a fictional character from a television show, what could be more fascinating?

Narrator Robert Petkoff does a wonderful job giving voices to the numerous characters in author Richard Castle’s RAGING HEAT. Petkoff’s mannerisms enhances the story and adds depth to the characters. He brings out the highs and lows of each character’s reactions.

When a man mysteriously crashes through the roof the planetarium, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat has her hands full. When a large sum of cash and a note leading to the commissioner of the Port Authority are found in the dead man’s room, things get really sticky.

Meanwhile, emotions between Nikki and her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook, seem to be on a roller coaster ride. Nikki is happy to have him back after his extended assignment, but he seems to be working against her on this case.

As Nikki gets closer to getting answers, the closer she comes to being the killer’s next victim. This killer is determined that no one stands in the way of him reaching his ultimate goal. Solving this case could cost Nikki her relationship with Rook or even her life. And if she didn’t have enough working against her, Hurricane Sandy is making its way to New York in time to add to her growing problems.

This is a fast-pace action adventure from the start to the finish. The New York setting pulls you in and the characters hold you spellbound. A delightful play off of the television show, Castle, RAGING HEAT will keep mystery lovers entertained throughout the story.

Readers/listeners don’t have to be fans of the Castle show to enjoy this tantalizing tale involving mercenaries, human trafficking, greed, murder, suspense, and blind ambition.

Raging Heat by Richard Castle, Nikki Heat Book #5, Narrated by Robert Petkoff, Hachette Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1478932529, Unabridged, 9 Discs, Run Time: 11 Hours and 30 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

I do so appreciate you stopping by today. Are you a fan of the TV show Castle? Have you read or listened to any of the Nikki Heat books? What do you think about a fictional character writing a fictional story?

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  1. Hi Mason .. I've no idea about Castle - being over here. But the way you've described the story line ... carried me along - sounds a great read and fascinating, devious story line ... interesting! Cheers Hilary

  2. Enjoy the series - big fan of Nathan Fillion. Think it's a riot that the character writes real books.

  3. I love the show Castle because, as Alex is, I'm a huge fan of Nathan Fillion. I should read the mystery books. Thanks for the review.

  4. Mason - This certainly seems like an action-packed story, and I do like the New York City setting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I haven't seen the Castle, but murder mysteries float my boat - and this sounds like a winner. Thank you.


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