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Naked Heat
Naked Heat
Author Richard Castle
Illustrator Shubhani Sarkar
Published by Hyperion; Reprint edition (July 27, 2010)
ISBN 978-1401310400
Publication Order
Preceded by
Heat Wave
Followed by
Heat Rises
Kate Beckett: She's naked on the cover again isn't she?
Richard Castle: Kinda, yea.
— Beckett confronting Castle about the second Nikki Heat book.[src]

Naked Heat is the second book of Richard Castle's Nikki Heat series.


When New York's most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, Heat uncovers a gallery of high profile suspects, all with compelling motives for killing the most feared muckraker in Manhattan.

Heat's murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent break up, Nikki would rather not deal with their raw emotional baggage. But the handsome, wise-cracking, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's personal involvement in the case forces her to team up with Rook anyway. The residue of their unresolved romantic conflict fills the air as Heat and Rook embark on a search for a killer among celebrities and mobsters, singers and hookers, pro athletes and shamed politicians.

This new, explosive case brings on the heat in the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups, and scandals.


ISBN-10: 078689136X
ISBN-13: 978-0786891368

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