Richard Castle最暢銷的犯罪系列小說《Nikki Heat》回來了！
一個從天而降的非法移民屍體引起多方關注，紐約市警察局刑事警探Nikki Heat正準備介入調查，這個特殊的案件同時也吸引Nikki男友—獲得普立茲獎的頂尖記者James Rook的目光，他希望能得到下一個新聞題材，決定與Nikki一同調查這起離奇的案件，Nikki似乎也樂見其成。但情人之間總是相愛容易相處難，調查過程中Nikki必須忍受James瘋狂的陰謀論猜想及中二生般的諷刺性格。但與James短暫的分離後，Nikki似乎感受到男友的可愛及幽默，重燃起兩人的火花。調查看似水落石出的同時，James卻斷定Nikki其實抓錯犯人，兩人之間的感情也因此受到打擊，自從Nikki與這位新聞名人James陷入熱戀後，每天都在高風險的工作壓力與複雜的感情中尋求平衡點，她的感情受到巨大的威脅，遠比陷入膠著的犯罪案件還讓她困惑，在工作上Nikki清楚知道解開真相才是她唯一的目的，但面對感情的挫敗，Nikki又該從何下手呢？
Richard Castle為美國ABC電視台推出的熱門影集《靈書妙探》(Castle)故事中的虛構人物，角色設定為紐約最暢銷的犯罪小說家，暢銷作品為《Nikki Heat》及《Derrick Storm》系列小說。《靈書妙探》影集目前已邁入第七季，Richard Castle由加拿大演員Nathan Fillon所飾演。
In New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat for his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after their reunion following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas off him, and the opportunity just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry leads him to conclude that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes. Balancing her high-stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the riskiest case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious power broker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship.