||In a novel marketing spin, ABC has produced a book penned by one of its characters. The funny police procedural show, CASTLE, follows the investigations and antics of an unlikely pair of crime-fighters, saucy novelist Richard Castle and ice-queen police detective Kate Beckett. The two couldn't be more different and they love to hate each other. To tide viewers over during the summer break, ABC released chapters of a book credited to Richard Castle online, publishing the complete HEAT WAVE in print when the season kicked off in September. In Castle's book (the ghost writers are not credited), a sexy NYPD detective named Nikki Heat investigates a bizarre and dangerous murder, while being tailed by a prize-winning author researching the police department for an article.
||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 reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.||Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.