In New York Times Bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, anillegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat'sinvestigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriendthe Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to workthe case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have himride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations andadolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignmentabroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and justto be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook'sinquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for themurder, everything changes.
Balancing her high stakes job witha complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famousreporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharpconflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the ragingforce of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitiouspowerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the manshe loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worriesthat solving this one will be the death of her relationship.