The Mephisto Club

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Ballantine Books, 2007 - Fiction - 436 pages
654 Reviews
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl.

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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A great page turner, keeps you guessing till the end. - LibraryThing
The ending is insipid. - LibraryThing
Pretty good writing. - LibraryThing
Good, believable story with decent characterization. - LibraryThing
I enjoyed the introduction of Jane Rizzoli. - LibraryThing
The Surgeon is definitely a page turner. - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

I enjoyed most of this book. The symbolism was fun and the suspense was pretty intense. However, it was a lot of build up to a not-so-spectacular ending. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jan Middleton - Goodreads

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Section 4
28
Section 5
43
Section 6
55
Section 7
64
Section 8
67
Section 22
223
Section 23
240
Section 24
257
Section 25
261
Section 26
267
Section 27
283
Section 28
301
Section 29
311

Section 9
82
Section 10
93
Section 11
101
Section 12
118
Section 13
134
Section 14
137
Section 15
141
Section 16
156
Section 17
175
Section 18
187
Section 19
197
Section 20
201
Section 21
210
Section 30
326
Section 31
333
Section 32
344
Section 33
358
Section 34
373
Section 35
383
Section 36
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Section 37
408
Section 38
418
Section 39
422
Section 40
427
Section 41
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About the author (2007)

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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