Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Eighteen

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.

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Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Seventeen

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 – Pochenko is dead shot at close range, Agda Larsson has told Heat that Mr Starr was nice her and brought her things but they did sleep together and now Casper Rook’s art thief has told her that Starr art collection was being sold off two years ago

and now the continuation.

Seventeen – Heat rings Paxton at Starr Estate Development, and she get the name of the insurance company who were looking after the policy until Starr stopped it. And she asks about the piano that Kimberly just had brought but Paxton has no idea how she was able pay for it.

Raley calls the archives manager at GothAmerican who will now been sending photos of the documents of Starr art collection over to forensics, and a hour later they learn that all Matthew Starr’s art work are fakes, the one in the insurance photos are real but the photos that Barbara Deerfield took all fake. It provides a motive for her murder. So who did Rook thinks Pochenko did but Heat doesn’t think so not without being told. Heat does have a idea but she not about to tell Rook as he needs to start thinking like a homicide detective. She think she will try Gerald Buckley again one more time but this go with few theatrics.

Heat, Roach and Rook are waiting for Gerald Buckley in the Medical Examiner’s office, Gerald is now in Riker prison coveralls, with attorney who.doesn’t want Buckley to talk. They aren’t to happy to be there and even less happy when Heat shows them Vitya Pochenko body. Lauren walks in a few seconds later and the police officers go into as much detail when talking about how how Pochenko was killed. Which makes Buckley week at the knees so Heat pushes a little more and asks for names which attorney doesn’t like but Buckley desires to tell her who hired him.

What I think – We getting to the centre of this web slowly and neatly, what began as a simple rifle murder the guy falling off a tower block in a middle of Manhattan New York has now become a quiet interesting art heist which then turns out to be the complete croc, as they are stolen is fake anyway. Heat takes a leaf out of Rook’s playbook and gets the answer he needs. It’s funny in my mind it can be only one of three people we have meet before unless Mr Castle is going to pull some trick and add in some one new, which I wouldn’t put past him. The art heist was a nice touch. How it will end with Heat and Rook is another thing will case call time on their relationship or will they become something more?

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Sixteen.

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 – We find out that Buckley somehow got the camera of Miss Deerfield photos from Pochenko and let him to the building from the sky light. Rook then takes Heat to meet a man called Casper who at one time art thief who could help find the missing pictures from Matthew Starr’s home. And yet finally when Heat is able to sleep she’s woken up by Ochoa telling her they have found Pochenko.

Sixteen – Heat gets a lift from a black and white to 79th street and sees Lauren Parry working on Pochenko he been dead for sometime it was the homeless outreach that found him. He’s been shot in the back of the head. Back at the precinct Rook brought Heat a coffee, she tells Ochoa to make sure they still have eyes on Miric and to Raley she says thanks for bringing in Agda Larsson the Nanny.

Heat starts the interview by asking how Agda feels about everything, and then about her life inside the Starr family, Agda says that Mrs Starr told her that the police would ask her about that and to tell them were she likes as the police are incompetent.

Heat finds out that she didn’t go with Mrs Starr to Dr Van Peldt’s in fact she was at NYU with a friend, and then she asks about Matthew Sr. He’s very sweet to her dinner out and extra money all without telling Mrs Starr but no they never had sex.

Outside in the Observation room the three aren’t to willing to believe Agda and in fact have her down like a piece of Swedish made furniture beautiful to look at but with a few pieces missing, Rook gets a call from Casper, Casper was to talk with Heat and not him, Casper tells her he knew Barbara and she was one of the best, plus one of the pictures has been sold but the sale took place two years. Heat asks Casper if he’s got the right information yes, yes has.

What I Think – Well that’s something I thought the end of the book would be a showdown with Heat and Pochenko, and with a bullet in the back of his head I don’t think that’s going to be happening anytime soon. The big bad wolf it’s still pulling the strings somewhere and the master mind is yet to be found alright it was a short chapter but we got the information we needed. Rook has settled in to be one of the group and in fact almost too well. But even when he invites Heat to share in his trying to show off a little, the people around him take a liking to Heat and not him. We have four chapters left in the Nikki Heat and it’s still keeping me guessing, which is always a good thing.

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Fifteen.

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 and Ochoa find out that Pocheko had killed Matthew Starr and Miss Deerfield but the question is who was first and way. Heat and Rook then go and re arrest the young doorman of the building searching his apartment they find a camera belonging to Miss Deerfield. Which now links him to Pocheko and the rest of the crew.

Fifteen – Rook is standing on the other side of the Observation room watching Buckley, Heat comes in and together they work out that Buckley either was there when Deerfield was killed or got the camera from Pochenko but which ever way Buckley and Pochenko are now linked together, Ochoa then tells Heat that lawyer Buckley wanted is here but her briefcase got lost somehow so it be a few minutes before she up here.
Heat then heads into the room and telling Buckley she doesn’t think his the mastermind of the job, but Buckley wants his lawyer so Heat gives him a one time limited offer did he let someone into the building around 12:39 but before he can answer, Buckley’s is in the room and she calls the whole interview to a stop.

Shortly after Roach clocked out, Heat heard Rook walk up behind her as she worked at her computer and pictures from Barbara Deerfield’s camera, they were obviously taking just as reference. Rook then invites Heat her meet New York greatest retired art thief, Rook met him when he wrote a piece on him for Vanity Fair a few years ago. A piece that Heat has read.

Rook takes Heat to C.B. Philips Fine Acquisitions, And to Casper a dapper old man with a European accent, he knows Heat is a detective, and that all she needs is information, calling Matthew Starr’s collection a glorified hodgepodge. Heat gives him a copy of the photos telling him she doesn’t care to much about the buying just the thief. Heat tries to thank him but Casper has once again vanished.

Back in the precinct Heat is reflecting on how much time she spends here, as she watches her food cook in the microwave, She had told Rook she had a date and when he pulled a face, She told him the turth it was with whiteboard. Now she was here contemplating all the facts they have running everything over him head. In the end she keeps coming back to Matthew Starr’s new mistress the Nanny Agda. Later she heads home and she can still smell Rook on her bed.

Much later in the dark of night her phone rings and after finding voicemail Ochoa tells her they found Pochenko.

What I Think – This a good chapter all the bits from the last were laid out and now we have links which tie everything together but its not totally as the Americans say a home run there are one or two little things that need to tidy up and without Rooks help I don’t think Heat would have been able to accomplish them. Speaking of which the Rook and Heat relationship does appear to be a little more than just the one night stand this gentleman writer is famous for. The back and forth banter is still there but Rook is not trying to impress or show off to Heat anymore.

Mr Castle and Detective Kate Beckett must have had some very interesting conversations at some point for him get away with as much as he does. 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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Fourteen

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 – After arresting the van driver and getting nowhere. Heat pulls in the young doorman of Starr building and makes the van driver believe he working with the police, In the end she finds out that yes him and the van driver broke into the apartment but all the pictures were already gone. Additionally the woman who was found in Volvo is in in fact working as an art appraisal at Sotheby’s auction house.

And now the continuation.

Fourteen – Raley has been to Sotheby’s and has a copy of Barbara Deerfield calendar on they see that she had an appointment at Matthew Starr’s apartment day he was killed, which turned out her date of death as well, Barbara Deerfield colleagues were extremely and shocked by the news Raley tells Heat and that she was a very happy person. Also that the forensics have found the fibres on the balcon match the pair of jeans that Pochenko was wearing, plus his prints were on the outside of the window. Heat puts Raley back on the surveillance videos,

So she goes and checks up if there is anymore new information on Pocheko Rook makes a joke about maybe he on one of the reality TV shows where they get stranded on an island.

A few hours later she takes Raley a coffee, They watch as Miric and Pocheko walk up to the building and then zooming out the ID close up match his ring with one that left the marks on Barbara Deerfield, Rook still doesn’t really understand a few things Yes Pocheko had the ring on when first talking to Starr and then again when they saw Deerfield but the bruise on Starr came later without the ring, so he lost it when killing Deerfield. But why did Pocheko kill Deerfield first. Before Heat can answer Ochoa comes into the bullpen with a warrant.

Heat and Rook make their way up the brownstone apartment block, Rook asks Heat is she sure that whoever they are after is home, yes they she’s positive taking her stand in front of the door she moves Rook to the other side so he’s out of the way she knocks on the door and Buckley opens the door but quickly tries to close it on her and heads to the apartment window, But Ochoa is sat on the fire escape outside. Heat turns to see Rook is behind her.

So now under arrest Buckley calls for a lawyer, which Heat will get for him but first she wants information on Doc. Who put the crew together but is one man short so that’s why Buckley was called in And as she tell him all this Ochoa searchs the apartment, and finds a digital camera with the words property of Sotheby’s written on it.

What I think – It all starting to link into each other, Pocheko, his mate and now Buckley are all now one huge chain of action. But yet the question still remains who has the paintings and how did they take them. Rook and Heat have so far been able to keep their night together to themselves and not let it interfere with the investigation in fact Rook has some what claimed down a little but still puts himself in unnecessary dangerous situations much to the displeasure of Heat.

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Thirteen

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, Rook, Ochoa and Raley team up with Marr and his team to arrest the people who have taken Matthew Starr pictures. The rade is successful but when the group check the van all the pictures have already gone.

And Now the continuation.

Thirteen – Inside the interrogation room Heat is with the biker who’s name is Brian Daniels nicknamed Doc, doesn’t care very much for Heat and her questions which ignores, so she just leaves him there and with his little running act he could end up in sing sing for all time.

Rook is sitting a Heat’s desk and is just unhappy, He had ride back to the station in a black and white. Heat did it for protection from her mostly but really because he could have been shot. Just then Ochoa comes in giving her the alibis for both Kimberly and Noah which are watertight. Under his breath Ochoa tells Rook he’s kind of cool for flooring Daniels just as Heat’s phone rings with Raley on the other end.

He has with him, Henry the doorman from Starr building and they have set a lineup for him to take a look at but he identifies one of the cops in the line and not Daniels who’s in the lineup.

Back in the bull pen the detectives are passing a small ball around trying to think of their next move, they will have to let Daniels go but Heat wants to apply a little bit of pressure before they do. As she says this Heat passes the ball to Rook who fails to catch it and it hits him the face.

Heat has the other doorman of the Guilford in the interrogation room now Gerald Buckley, who after Heat asks first about the blackout and second why he didn’t call in for his shift calls for his lawyer. But Heat has a plan B, outside Ochoa and Raley positioned Daniels were he can see the interrogation room but the people leaving can’t see him. Heat and Buckley walk out together and she thanks him for the help and for doing the right thing. Buckley leaves in a hurry and then gets Daniels back inside.

Daniels now says that Buckley is a lying and he’s not any friend of his sure yes they broke into the apartment but when they did the pictures were already gone and that’s the Gods honest truth. Outside Raley believes him so does Heat even if old man Henry was out with his times there is no way they moved all the pictures without being seen, Rook thinks Penn and Teller did it but Heat has other ideas licence plate number of the Volvo And after Ochoa has made a few calls they found out belongs to Barbara Deerfield who has been missing from her work of four days no employer turns out to be Sotheby’s auction house and she’s employed as an appraiser.

What I Think – after the flash bang of the previous raid and arrests,.we have what is called the slow burn. We have first a suspect who is is not going to say one word without a a lawyer present or even acknowledge he’s in any serious danger. So Heat uses her head like all good police do. She plays one against the other gets the results I also like the fact that we still have people coming with information it’s not all still a straight line that are bends in it for example the old man who works at the Guildford didn’t see anybody and in fact helps establish that it was inside job without giving the game away.

It’s also stopped being Heat and Rook show it has become a foursome Ochoa, Raley, Rook and Heat I’m guessing that have Mr Richard Castle relationship with the NYPD 12th Precinct really was, and whatever case this has been based on must have been rather intense to formed such an integral Bond quite this quickly.

Now we have miss Jane Doe established Barbara deerfield art appraisal how she fits in with Kimberly Starr and Noah Paxton is yet to be seen is she in fact to do with the two gentleman who were assaulted Mr Starr for unpaid debt money.

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Twelve

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 and Rook go to Starr’s apartment and find all the collection of painting have been stolen heat then ring Noah to find out that none of the paintings were insured, And when Kimberly returns she goes almost total off the deep end. So can’t be interviewed on the ride back to the station, Heat gets a call from Ochoa about the robbery unit finding a van matching the one used so her and Rook head off after it.

And now the continuation

Twelve -Heat approach without sirens and thanks to Ochoa a traffic control has been set, She meets Lieutenant Marr from 108th together they plan out how take the building as Rook watches on. Ochoa and Raley get ready too. Rook thinks his staying in the car but this time Heat makes him get out.

The rest of Marr’s team from around them and they enter the building she counts five people the team split and keep the guys were they are and the rest move deeper. Heat calls Ochoa who covers the exit, Marr kicks in a door two gunshots crack but hit the door frame the shooter is a biker looking guy who’s heading for the roof. Heat heads outside and around the building edge halfway side of the drain pipe was the biker and coming out the side building was the rest of her team but the biker was of the using both hand to move down quite quickly he had a free hand as hit a sidewalk and reached for a gun.

But the first person she sees is Rook and he’s between her and the biker, who uses this opportunity to drag his gun, and stand up facing her but drops his gun But Rook dives for it and point it right in his face.

They load everyone into a few patrol cars, and see them off Heat, Raley and Rook head over to the moving van but when they open it all they find are a pile of moving blankets all the painting are gone.

What I think.

Well that was short chapter in fact it was only three pages, and works extremely well. All action Heat takes the leadership role once again even when Marr team is first on the ground. Ochoa comes into his own by using his skills to keep point on everyone and everything. Mr Castle knows what’s needed he doesn’t drag out the little details in out bang bang and doesn’t end there because there is yet another twist right at the end.

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Eleven

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 – Nikki takes Rook to her bedroom and the make love, the early hours of the day they do it again. Only to be woken up by Lauren ringing to tell Heat about body she’s found which has links to Matthew Starr. Rook and Heat then head out but Heat makes Rook go home to change. Lauren guesses that Heat has been with someone but Heat doesn’t tell her who. The body is a woman from the same building Matthew lives in. Then Heat’s phone rings again this Rook who now with Roach at Matthew’s apartment all the pictures are now gone.

And the continuation

Eleven – Heat makes it back to the Guilford thirty minutes later, Raley is outside the door waiting for her, He shows her the walls were stripped bare all that was left were the nails and mountings. Rook says it looks bigger but Heat says it smaller. And he says “Guess size is a matter of personal experience.” Raley and Ochoa glance at each other so Heat gets down to work. Kimberly and her child were at Grand Central going somewhere unknown just yet so it wasn’t a kidnapping. Heat tells Ochoa to call her cell and find her.

The detectives running the burglary investigation are Detectives Gunther and Francis who don’t really know anything more that the job would take time and man power, the whole stash would worth fifty to sixty mil. Down stairs Heat talks to the night door man Henry and is told about how he was hit and tired up by a guy working with three other men pull a big van up to the building, They take his cell phone and stay about half a hour, and old man Henry thinks it’s all his fault Heat try s to tell him wrong.

Back at the precinct Heat draws a new line of the board tracking the burglary, she adds the phone of the Jane Doe, Lauren found Ochoa thinks it too weird she was in the lobby the same day Starr got killed. He rang Kimberly who freaked out about the burglary him didn’t tell her was taken just it happened and she told him that she will make her way back to the city. And with no CCTV thanks to the blackout Gunther and Francis are they’re only help so far.

Heat and Rook go back to apartment to wait for Kimberly the Forensic guys are still there so Heat asks if someone could get without use the door, no the answer is no as windows are painted shut. So Heat asks them check the outside of the windows, to see if anyone could get in that way.

Noah Paxton rings Heat and she asks him if he can account for his whereabouts, teaching a class and then home, the paintings had been insured but not any longer. And yes Kimberly know, Heat ends the call.

A few minutes later Kimberly turns up and its a full blown 1950 flim shriek, and she almost becomes a lunatic muttering yelling, all Heat and the others can do is wait it out,

On the drive back Rook asks Heat out to dinner, which she turns down. But then on the radio Ochoa tells them the robbery squad fun and eyewitness Who sore for men this morning casing the joint and he took notice of the strange plate had on the side of the truck, So off to long Island city Heat and Rook go all sirens and lights.

What I think – Well there’s a twist, Matthew Starr a dead man has all his paintings stolen, but why it can’t be to help the widow out as there weren’t in insured, and it can’t be the guys who pushed him for money ones out watch and the other is on the run. So who can it be. And how does Jane Doe fit into all this who knows

I like the fact that Mr Castle has managed to move beyond just putting Heat and Rook together, yes it’s part of the wider story and their interactions will obviously change but it’s not going to affect the case. Heat will solve it and if their together at the end well so be it.

There is more to this book that the killing of Matthew Starr, and Mr Castle has built whole world not just cardboard cut outs, there is living breathing city and its people.

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Ten

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 makes her way home carrying the print Rook gave her, only to find out her block is in blackout. And when she gets home she puts Rook on his ass for jumping out of the dark, leaving him bruised jaw. Then they have a black and white pass them getting the wrong idea. Heat waves them off and they walked inside. Lighting your apartment with candles and a hurricane lamp Heat calls the precinct and asks if she should come in what is tall she is better off to stay where she is. So she helps Rook put ice on his jaw and they eventually use the ice to make margaritas which works as a catalyst and they kiss. And Heat takes him to her bedroom.

And the continuation.

Ten – Once they are in her room they make love, both letting go and being free. Rook’s passion matching hers. In the early hours of the next morning Heat wakes up with Rook by her side, In her head she questions how it happened, yes from very beginning there had been a spark of attraction, and had denying the feeling, avoiding relationships done more harm. Rook made the world around her playful, he showed her the world anew. And she rolls towards him and slips down his chest.

Three hours later Heat’s phone wakes them both up, its Lauren on the other end, she’s working a crime crime scene in fact she’s at an impound lot for cars and she has information that he might find useful on her case. But Lauren hears Rook but Heat is able to brush her off. Much to Rook’s dismay.

Outside Rook is able to get a minivan cab heading northbound, Heat gives the driver Rook address which Rook doesn’t understand shouldn’t they be going to the impound lot. Heat wants Rook to change his clothes, she also does not want them turning up at the crime scene in the same car. Heat is going to lean on the lab for the forensics report on Pochenko jeans. The cab pulls up and Rook makes his way into his building looking like a rejected puppy.

Heat badged herself the gate of the impound and found Lauren who is next to and you wish metallic Volvo wagon and in that the driver’s seat is a woman slumped down, the top of the head pointed out of the open car. a Jane Doe A little impatiently heat asks what the connection is, Lauren has found a ring which matches the brushing on Matthew Starr, the ring was found on the floor of the Volvo. So now we have a female aged fifty death by strangulation by persons known or unknown sitting in the backseat. Lauren believes the ring belongs to whoever strangled and probably came off in the struggle. After a few minutes Heat thinks she seen this woman before of the on the tapes from the Guilford, but just her phone rings and its Rook, he and Roach are starting in Matthew stars department after a call about a burglary all the paintings every single one of them have now been stolen.

What I think – Well that was something, Mr Castle nicely folded the sex into the story and then just got on with the story and the mystery of Matthew Starr, he didn’t make it the whole chapter and didn’t give Rook the power in this relationship it’s all Heat, Rook is sent home and Heat is back to being Detective Heat once again. I hope that this reminds the power play and that Rook doesn’t try to use the sex as some kind of hold over her or any problems with her work environment. We don’t need the the tired old cliche of them falling out and then falling back in beds with each other.

Now back to the case Lauren now has a mystery Jane Doe, with links to Matthew Starr well hus building at least and who owns the ring that made made the marks on her and Starr, will it hold the vital DNA that will close the case. and will Pochenko even be found ?

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.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Nine

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 – Still trying to recover from the previous night Heat watches on as Ochoa and Raley try to lighten the mood. But Rook doesn’t join in. And then with Rook to takes a ride. She’s set a meeting with Matthew Starr’s former mistress Morgan Donnelly, who works/runs a cupcake bakery called “Fire and Icing”. She tells them about the affair and she ended, without being paid out. Both Rook and Heat see she happier now so why who Morgan need to kill Matthew Starr. But they will still check her history.

Later that evening, Hat is carry home the print Rook gave her when he asks if she needs a lift but she turns him down only to find out the hot weather has caused a blackout, on her block so slowly she makes her way in dark, only to shocked by Rook sitting outside waiting for her and just as patroll car goes past. Much to her embarrassment. Having put Rock on the ground.

And now the continuation

Nine – With help from the light on the black and white Heat is able to see and unlock her front door, and using her own light she heads over to the elevator not use but to see if someone could be inside. With Rook using the lighter app from his IPhone and Heat using her maglite they head up the stairs to the third floor. Reaching her door Heat let’s Rook in and as he step inside looking for ice for his jaw. Heat calls Captain Montrose to ask if she should come back. He tells her no things are being taken care of. Heat then helps Rook with the ice but pulls away from him before the magnetic feeling gains real force, they then spilt a beer. And in the light of a hurricane lamp they talk about the art print. Rook name dropping, Rook asks about how Heat when from a English major to police detective. But it’s personal and when she knows him better. Rook thinks it’s because he’s a guy. Heat would he change want he does for a woman. He says for the right woman sure but in a vacuum no.

Heat says they need better alcohol, with a handful of bottles Rook sets up shop on the coffee table, showing Heat now make margaritas, first watching each salt, lime and the shot. But then Rook holds out his salted hand slowly she takes it not looking at him, She wasn’t drunk far from it in fact all she was doing was letting go, she then offered her own hand to him, They move closer she first reaches out and touching his jaw lightly kisses his cheek, it becomes more passionate and one of the candle lights go out, she pulls away, she then takes Rooks hand and using the remaining lit candle re lights the other and uses it to show them the way to her bedroom.

What I Think – Well it’s taken nine chapters to get to this point, and in the dark of the night, Heat and Rook enjoy each other’s company, and she leads him into her bedroom, In the chapter before we get a head in the investigation interviewing Starr’s ex and are starting to learn that Captain Montrose looks after his own.

The thing about this chapter is that flows quite well, there is no obvious push, to get Rook and Heat together, things just happen and when they do it’s Nikki that controls everything. Which how it should be Nikki is a strong woman and that shouldn’t change in way because she wants to be with a man. Mr Castle has written a well-rounded believable character not just an action Barbie, who needs a man or breaks down having put on a act this whole. And it just proves that his muse NYPD homicide detective Katherine Beckett is one powerful influence.

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.