The Mephisto Club

The Mephisto Club

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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Christmas Eve in Boston is no holy night for medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. In a rundown house a woman has been dismembered in an act of carnage that leaves veteran cops in shock. The last person called from the dead girl's phone is Dr. Joyce O'Donnell, a celebrity psychiatrist who's made her name defending serial murderers. But there are other clues that make the police wonder if this slaying was part of a Satanic ritual. Drawn on the wall, in blood, are ancient symbols, and a mirror-image word in Latin that, translated, says: "I have sinned." Then a second woman is found butchered on Beacon Hill, just outside the grand residence of Anthony Sansone, a reclusive historian. He is the leader of the Mephisto Club, an old and secret society dedicated to the study of evil, and to confronting it in its purest form. On the door to Sansone's house have been scrawled yet more ancient symbols. Are they clues? Or threats? When the same symbols appear on Maura Isles' door, Maura and Jane must call on the Mephisto Club for assistance. Because this is a form of evil Boston PD has never encountered before. And the only way they can defeat it is by turning to the people who understand the devil himself.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345495303
Characteristics: 355 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 07, 2018

It's a meh for me, I was having trouble staying awake with this book. Not her greatest, I think it was the last 4 chapters that really caught my attention. New characters have been introduced that you will see again in some of her other books.

Oct 23, 2017


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.

Dec 27, 2015

One of my favorites in the series!

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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