Nov 25: “Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle, the fifth book in the Nikki Heat series. Blurb from Goodreads: Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase. Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat. I didn't enjoy this one as I had with the others in this series. I think it has more to do with my reading preferences than the book, though. I prefer deep point of view, and this story was told more from above (omniscient—or old story as another person put it). I just didn't feel close to the story. Felt like I was reading a screen play instead. I love the television series, Castle, but I don't know if I'll continue reading the books. They just don't captivate me anymore.
This week was hard to get motivated to go to the gym. Especially when a holiday will disrupt my routine. But I went on Monday anyway and it’s a good thing I did or I never would have captured these shots:
Pretty cool, huh? I had noticed how the sun lit up the edges of the clouds and wanted a picture. But as I pulled into a parking lot, the rays appeared. Awesome!!
Okay, so maybe carrying an iPhone around isn’t ALL bad. Haha! J
So…Are you hosting Thanksgiving or visiting friends or relatives? We’re staying in, but I’m not cooking (I’m leaving that to Bob Evans). I’m such a rebel, huh?
Happy reading and Happy Thanksgiving!