Heat Rises
Author Richard Castle
Publication date September 20, 2011
April 24, 2012 (reprinted edition)
Published by Hyperion Books
ISBN 9781401324438
Publication Order
Preceded by
Naked Heat
Followed by
Frozen Heat

Heat Rises is the third novel in the Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle.

Andrew W. Marlowe revealed in an interview in January 2011 that “Castle is writing a book and we’re going to touch on that by the end of the season [3].

His new book is called HEAT RISES and Richard Castle is actually hard at work on that and will be available September 15 at a bookstore near you.”


The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club is just the tip of an iceberg that leads Nikki Heat to a dark conspiracy which reaches all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge and out on her own with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who’s not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York’s coldest winter in a hundred years, there’s one thing Nikki is determined to prove. Heat Rises.


  • Along with the typical mention of the characters within the show and some references to show events (such as Beckett helping him make sense of songs, which happened in Punked), the acknowledgements also featured the names of the actors as if the fictional author "Richard Castle" knew them. ("To Nathan, Stana, Seamus, Jon, Ruben, Molly, Susan, and Tamala—you remain the embodiment of dreams that come true relentlessly and tirelessly. You always bring the heat.")

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