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The Mephisto Club

Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller from New York Timesbestselling 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.

© Copyright 2011 by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

The Mephisto Club
by Tess Gerritsen

  • Publication Date: September 12, 2006
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0345476999
  • ISBN-13: 9780345476999