The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one 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.
Previously in Heat Wave – Heat takes Buckley down to the Medical Office and shows him the body of Pochenko and after a few simple questions he finally decide to tell her who had them for the heist.
And now the continuation.
Chapter Eighteen – Rook is more than a little pissed at Heat because she made him stand outside the ME room when Buckley told Heat who hired him. But she tells him he already could work it out. And its Rook who what’s to play detective, So he outlines his theory that it could be Agda but it’s not a totally complete one, questions like why kill Barbara and how did she get the pictures out need an answer. Heat doesn’t says he’s right or wrong she just turns away and hides a smile.
Back at the precinct, Rook Raley and Ochoa had to hustle to keep up with Heat, as she starts to work out when Agda started to work of Matthew Starr and family, two years ago and two years Casper said the painting were sold. So Agda could be part of art theft and forgery ring, But how could she take the painting out without someone seeing. Heat is still building her case so no answer on that yet. She get Raley and Ochoa to go a flash Buckley photo around out of the city the place he met Pochenko. While she gets a few warrants together. Rook steps in at this point to get judge Simpson to sign off on a warrants but, Heat points out that as she is his poker buddy she is the one that will ring him.
Horace Simpson came though with the warrants, Heat heads out to carry out the search warrant leaving Rook to work on his theory, Two hours later Heat comes back Rook has been working on his new theory, which Heat makes him tell before she tells him want she found. He doesn’t thinks it Agda now because she said something about the new piano. Who delivers them in crates anymore. Yes there was a piano but what went in the crate when they took it away. He now thinks Kimberly is the helping hand. But Heat doesn’t tell if he’s right or wrong. Raley and Ochoa are back to and have two hits and they will testify. And now they have wiretap Rook can come along a see.
Heat and Rook are wedged in the tiny room behind the police technician is recording me incoming calls, the line comes alive and its Kimberly calling Noah she tells him that she knows about the things he did for Matthew and now needs the same help. And that she took the paintings and wants to sell them. She wants something out the marriage. She want meet face to face with Noah and yes she has the painting they never left the building. The calls ends and Noah is heading to meet Kimberly if killed Matthew they better go to.
What I think – That was very interesting chapter it was more about the police work, than about the Flash and bang than we have been witness to in previous chapters in fact Focus more on Rook and his way of thinking then heat and her squad. And if Kimberly is to be believed she was able not only get away with murder but she the Mastermind behind the theft the paintings. But I can’t think we are forgetting about Pochenko friend and the fact Pochenko had bullet put in him. Will there be a showdown with Heat and Kimberly or will Rook put his foot in it again.
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 whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.