New “Richard Castle” book available just ahead of Castle Season 6 premiere

Castle Season 6 premieres Sept. 23 on ABC, but fans of mystery writer Richard Castle’s (played in the series by Nathan Fillion) work will be able to read his latest installment when his new novel is released Sept. 17. Richard Castle’s new thriller is Deadly Heat, and continues a bestselling book series that ABC says has now grown to more than 2.3 million copies sold, and been made available in 14 languages.

Deadly Heat is the latest in Richard Castle’s Nikki Heat series (as fans know, NYPD detective Kate Beckett, played by Stana Katic, is Castle’s muse for the Nikki Heat books), and picks up where last fall’s novel, Frozen Heat, left off. Frozen Heat found Nikki Heat beginning to unravel the clues surrounding her mother’s cold case, which has always haunted Nikki. Deadly Heat finds Nikki on the hunt for the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother more than a decade ago. Nikki will stop at nothing and is determined to find justice for her mother.

For the search, Nikki Heat again teams with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the truth about the murder of Nikki’s mother takes a surprising turn when the duo unearth a terror plot that has already entered its countdown phase.

Further complicating Nikki’s mission, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and Nikki’s homicide squad is under pressure to stop him. The killer not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, but boldly names her as his next victim.

Deadly Heat retails for $26.99 hardcover and runs just over 300 pages.

Season 6 of Castle premieres Sept. 23 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC.

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