Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review #130: Heat Rises by "Richard Castle"

Heat Rises is the third book in the Nikki Heat series, based from the books talked about in the (wonderful) television show Castle. The synopsis is:

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.
But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers, with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop: reporter Jameson Rook.
In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.

I don't think I've reviewed the previous Nikki Heat books here, but essentially they're based off the books written by the character Richard Castle from the show Castle, written by a ghost writer, or writers. The first two were excellent and great, for books based from a tv show. This one however, stunk. I had to quit early on. The story was bland, as well as predictable. I just for the life of me could not get into this book at all.

The characters became pseudo-stereotypes. None of the characters had much life and felt plain, too plain.

I don't know who the ghost writer is, but I feel like they did not continue the fun and good writing that made the first two books great. It's a shame, although I still love the series and will always watch that.

I'll next be reviewing Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine.

Until next time, viva la literature!

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