College swimming team champion Zack Lindsey, self-made on a partial scholarship, is murdered during a nightly training session and dumped in the pool. Beckett and Castle wade through Zach's, his teammates', his coach's and even retired predecessor Rob 'Rocket' Tredwyck dodgy connections, motives and alibis, involving car theft and doping. Meanwhile, Castle soon regrets bringing along his writing protégé Alex Conrad, whom Beckett surprisingly welcomes as eagerly as his crime authors' poker club proves jealously aloof. Written by
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MEDIA CROSSOVER: Rick Castle plays poker with several distinguished authors, including Michael Connolly. In Connolly's book, The Drop, Harry Bosch texts Maddie, his daughter; Maddie's text reply: "All good. Finished homework, watching Castle downloads." (Chapter 30, page 277) See more
Jimmy Lennon's rap sheet lists his height as 5'9" but his mug shot shows him at 6'. See more
I finally know what Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like when Darth Vader turned on him.
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