The Mephisto Club: A Novel
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.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
Let me preface by saying: I read this book in 2001? and NO... I don't watch Rizzoli and Isles. The Rizzoli we meet here is quite different from the TV heroine (as described to me by friends). I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing
A gruesome murder bring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles out in the frigid Boston night on Christmas eve. Inverted cross symbols, a circle with five black candles along the circumference at the points of ... Read full review