Listeners will discover the title Heat Wave is a play on words. The City is in the
middle of a heat wave, but listeners will also discover Nikki Heat is a pretty hot character.
Heat Wave is a spin off of ABC’s Castle TV series. Mystery author Richard
Castle’s humor in the TV series pushes the boundaries of network TV. The humor of reporter
Jameson Rook in the book is just as risky. TV series Detective Kate Beckett takes her job
seriously—her love life, so far, a secret. While Nicki Heat is intense when it comes to
her job and her intimate life is pretty explicit. Heat loves a good workout to get her heart
In Heat Wave, Detective Heat is called to a crime scene. One of New York’s richest
took a plunge from his apartment building. As Detective Heat and team members Detective Ochoa
and Detective Raley look into the victim’s family life and business, not all is as it seems.
Suspects abound and each time the homicide squad is sure they’ve solved the case, a new leads
sends them scrambling.
Listeners will be sufficiently entertained with the mystery’s twists
and turns, the likable, witty characters, and the humor of Heat
Wave’s actual ghost writer—whoever he or she may be. Johnny
Heller narrates Tator Media’s audio version, and does a great job
Reviews of other titles in this series
Wave #1 [audio]
Heat #6 [audio]