The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your no and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt
A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.
Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.
To the extraordinary KB and all my friends that at the 12th
One – One West 77th Street New York, we meet Detective Nikki Heat she just pulled up to the crime scene, going though her little rituals before walking the two hundred feet to the Guilford apartment building and then to the La Chaleur Belle were Detective Raley sits with a distraught family at the service door is Detective Ochoa talking to the staff. Nikki walks over the ME Lauren Parry.
“Male Unknown, No wallet, no Identification, preliminary age around 60 65. Severe blunt force trauma to the head neck and chest…No face, so we’ll comb The area for any dental otherwise not much to ID after that impact this is where he landed.”
Lauren shows Heat were the man fell, and she walks over the to the wreckage on the sidewalk, and from behind her she hears
“It’s raining men”
She doesn’t need to turn around she knows who it’s Jameson Rook Pulitzer Prize Winning magazine journalist who been researching an article for the last month on New York’s finest. and is a little put out no one told him he’s had ring Ochoa to find out. As they stand there one of Jameson Rook’s fans wants an Autograph and it’s not his latest print edition story she wants signing,
While all this going on Detective Ochoa Find out the victim is from the building they are standing next too he’s falling from the 6th floor, Matthew Starr real estate mogul who left behind a wife Kimberly and a seven year old son.
Heat interviews Kimberly with Rook sitting in, She tells them, she and her son were at the Dino-Bites, she’s not to impressed by Rook or the fact Heat is asking questions
“Good, Because my husband wouldn’t like that. He thought all reports were assholes”
“Why are you asking stupid questions when you could be looking for his killer.”
But Heat knows that she’s venting having been the same place as a nineteen year old, Kimberly in the end is mollified in the end but kicks them both anyway. Outside Raley and Ochoa tell them it was not suicide, and just as they head back down from the sixth floor and back on the sidewalk Kimberly Starr is gripped by unknown man to the side of a van. But seeing the police the guy lets her go
Ochoa, attends to Kimberly as Heat and Raley head after the guy Rook keeping pace and in fact almost get there man but the guy heads down the subway, and Nikki Heat goes after them both.
What I think -Well in this chapter we have met what I guessing are all the main players starting with Nikki Heat and endding with Jameson Rook, I not to sure if we are in Nikki’s head or watching all this from on high because there are a few lines that don’t make sense, We The audience are asked to say Trophy Wife about Kimberly Starr halfway through the chapter and then we switch to Nikki’s feelings about Rook towards the end of the chapter.
The switch back at the end of the chapter makes you think Rook has lost the unknown man and its left a short cliffhanger as Nikki follows them both.
It’s a a fun way to start a book with a Copse on the floor and a foot chase through the streets of New York, now it will all work out in the end I am not sure but it looks like a very enjoyable read.
Yes know I said I was going to cover two chapters on each blog post but I changed my mind and it would be unfair to leave things out, And so that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then bye for now and see you next week.