The Richard Castle character team up fans waited for
BOOKS -- Fans of the TV series Castle were clearly disappointed when the Disney owned network ABC decided against renewing the show for a ninth - and probably final season.
But there was a glimmer of hope for those lost without the weekly antics of Richard Castle, as ABC announced the Nikki Heat book series “written” by Castle both on and off the show, was going to get two new installments.
The first book to release post-cancellation, and the eighth book in the Nikki Heat series titled High Heat, was released on Oct. 25, 2016.
The book ended, much like the eighth season on the show began, with Heat telling journalist husband Jameson Rook that she had to leave him in order to pursue her case alone.
The second book, and ninth in the series came out on May. 2, 2017.
Heat Storm, the potentially final book from Castle sees the action pick up right where High Heat left off, and gives readers a team up of Castle’s former best-selling book character, CIA agent Derrick Storm, and Heat.
Without giving too many spoilers Heat and Storm team up to save someone long thought to be dead, and they have to do it with a dangerous criminal syndicate on their tails.
Heat Storm doesn’t disappoint for fans of mystery books.
From the beginning of the raid conducted by Storm, right up until the end of the free-fall over the ocean, the book doesn’t skip a beat.
People familiar with the Nikki Heat books know how things usually progress, and the curve balls that get thrown right out of nowhere never stop coming.
It’s always a big shock when the killer is finally discovered, and if you read High Heat you’ll be even more surprised in Heat Storm when the killer and their motives are revealed.
Whether Heat Storm marks the end of the series, or a way for those who were closely involved with the television show to keep Castle alive, it was certainly a fitting installment for whichever direction it travels.
The fate of the books might not be known for some time.
But bringing Nikki Heat or Derrick Storm back is something that fans of the show, or mystery books in general should hope for.
The Bookworm is a lover of anything to do with books, and a columnist with the Torch Online Media reviewing books and discussing literacy.