Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. Andevil has spawned a diabolical new disciplein this white-knuckle thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. PECCAVI The Latin word is scrawledin blood atthe scene ofa young woman’s brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It’sa 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 ofBeacon Hill, the club’s acolytes devote themselves to the analysisof evil: Can it be explained by science? Does it have a physical presence? Do demons walkthe earth? Drawing on a wealthof dark historical data and mysterious religious symbolism,the Mephisto scholars aimto prove a startling theory: that Satan himself exists among us. Withthe grisly appearanceof a corpse on their doorstep, it’s clear that someone–or something–is indeed prowlingthe city. The members of the club begin to fear the very subject of their study. Could this maniacal killer be one of their own–orhave they inadvertently summoned anevil entity fromthe darkness? Delving deep intothe most baffling and unusual case of their careers,Maura and Jane embark on a terrifying journeyto 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. Fromthe Hardcover edition.
Shelfari edited the description of The Mephisto Club Sunday, August 2, 2009.