The Mephisto Club: A Novel

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Random House Large Print, 2006 - Fiction - 546 pages
548 Reviews
Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.


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The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman’s brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It’s a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O’Donnell–Jane’s professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.

On top of Beacon Hill, the club’s acolytes devote themselves to the analysis of evil: Can it be explained by science? Does it have a physical presence? Do demons walk the earth? Drawing on a wealth of dark historical data and mysterious religious symbolism, the Mephisto scholars aim to prove a startling theory: that Satan himself exists among us.

With the grisly appearance of a corpse on their doorstep, it’s clear that someone–or something–is indeed prowling the city. The members of the club begin to fear the very subject of their study. Could this maniacal killer be one of their own–or have they inadvertently summoned an evil entity from the darkness?

Delving deep into the most baffling and unusual case of their careers, Maura and Jane embark on a terrifying journey to the very heart of evil, where they encounter a malevolent foe more dangerous than any they have ever faced . . . one whose work is only just beginning.
  

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Gerritsen's writing is as quick and sharp as ever. - Goodreads
Real page turner, couldn't put it down! - Goodreads
Kept the ending secret down to the end. - Goodreads

Review: The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles #6)

User Review  - Sleepseeker - Goodreads

Another great book in the Rizzoli and Isles series. Tess Gerritsen still has it on her sixth book in. Tess is such a great writer and her plots are still fresh. Overall I have enjoyed this series and would recommend them to anybody. Read full review

Review: The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles #6)

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

This one kept me guessing until the end. Great plot twist. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
30
Section 5
38
Section 6
57
Section 7
72
Section 8
84
Section 22
269
Section 23
285
Section 24
306
Section 25
328
Section 26
333
Section 27
341
Section 28
361
Section 29
385

Section 9
88
Section 10
107
Section 11
121
Section 12
130
Section 13
152
Section 14
172
Section 15
176
Section 16
181
Section 17
200
Section 18
224
Section 19
239
Section 20
252
Section 21
257
Section 30
397
Section 31
416
Section 32
425
Section 33
439
Section 34
457
Section 35
476
Section 36
488
Section 37
507
Section 38
520
Section 39
533
Section 40
538
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine. Visit her website at www.tessgerritsen.com.

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