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I don't know of another way to phrase it but it always felt like there was something missing from the story. Perhaps it was the lack of red herrings. Perhaps it was the surface nature of each individual you meet in the book beyond the core. (With a notable exception for Capt. Wally Irons.) Perhaps it was something else, such as a new ghost writer or a shorter deadline. What I can tell you is that while the story was delightful and fun, the tension didn't really feel that tense despite the obvious mechanics (hurricane) meant to help spur the tension on. The language also didn't feel as cheeky as previous books and efforts. Essentially, it fell short of the previous novels and the warmth of the show that the other books had.
Don't let that discourage you though. It's a delightful tale of peril and its pacing as a thriller is a pretty good clip but it just won't knock those socks from your feet.
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written by unnamed author(s) using the pen name Richard Castle. It is a takeoff on the ABC detective series Castle with the main characters in the TV series being writer Richard Castle and NYC police detective Kate Beckett. The names of the main characters in the book series are NYC Detective Nikki Heat and magazine writer Jameson Rock. This 7 novel series is interesting, light and fun. Robert Petkoff narrates the series and does a great job. The novels are quite good, but do not in my opinion rate five stars. Raging Heat is the 6th book in the series.
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