The Mephisto Club

The Mephisto Club

A Novel

Large Print - 2006
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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. PECCAVI
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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2006.
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780739326244
0739326244
Characteristics: 546 pages (large print) ;,25 cm.

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rb3221
Aug 19, 2017

A different kind of story line with secret societies and an analysis of evil and demons on the earth. The Isles relationship with Father Brophy seems rather odd for her character while Rizzoli's family problems seem much more interesting. Gerristen allows the reader to decide about the existence of evil; is the killer simply deranged or are there mystical forces at play.
This was not my favorite Gerristen novel but it was fast paced and suspenseful and I will continue on with the author.

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Shelley51
Dec 27, 2015

One of my favorites in the series!

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startalklau
Apr 03, 2015

The book series is addictive! Too bad the TV series didn't retain the original natures of the main characters.

maggiepen Oct 27, 2012

Facinating twists + turns in all of her Rizzoli/Isles stories. Too bad the tv series is so predicable + lacking in depth found in the novels. MP

eord72918 Jul 06, 2012

Rizzoli and Isles are investigating when Joyce O'Donnell gets killed. The older rizzolis get divorces.

joebooks Jul 25, 2011

I read it because it is a Rizzolli and Isles story, like the TV show. Here, however, the characters are more closely drawn and all is not the bubbly gal pals we see on the tube. Some issues remain, Jane's parents are divorcing, but Jane and Maura's basic relationship is arm's length.
the story is good, flashing povs and time, and it deals with a satanic serial killer. I will read more of these.

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