Frozen Heat by Richard Castle

Frozen Heat

Hot on the heels of Richard Castle‘s #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years.

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. 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 is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother’s background.

Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki’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? (

“The drama from Book 3 escalates as Nikki Heat digs deep into a case closely connected to her mother’s murder. In her search for answers, she flies to Paris with Rook and learns about Cynthia Heat’s life as they met with the people she has lived and worked with more than 10years ago. The shocking revelation of her mother’s connection with the CIA has only left her with more questions and fewer answers. She continues to live in crosshairs as the man who called the shots on her mother’s fate is also now hunting her down.

Nikki feels alienated by her mother’s secret double life – and soon recognizes that she, too, lives an isolated life – hiding behind the wall she has built for cover to protect her vulnerabilities. And when Jameson Rook, her boyfriend, tries to get through that wall, she deals with the horror and pain of past wounds she has neatly packaged away for years. Add to that the core issue of trust in her relationships. Having Rook by her side in her cathartic journey, she begins to question how much of her is actually with him, how deep she is willing to uncover and how far she can allow him entry into her life.

Frozen Heat is a Castle classic in print!” ~miSyel



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