A journalist working side by side with a female detective investigate the potential homicide of a man who fell six floors to the sidewalk. It could be a simple murder or something else. Will the journalist and detective be able to solve the case. Will the detective manage not to shoot the journalist. Will the journalist be able to sleep with the detective.
Yes, Heat Wave is written by the fictional Richard Castle, main character of the tv show Castle. The book reads like one of the episodes of the tv show in fact, taking very little effort to be able to cast the actors of the show in the relative roles in the book. The friction between the journalist (Rook) and the main character (Nikki Heat) is the same as between Castle and Beckett, although without the sexy time which worked well.
If you are a fan of the show, buy this. If you are a fan of Moonlighting, read this. If you are a fan of Twilight, get a life.