The Mephisto Club
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... show more
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.
źródło opisu: Ballantine Books, 2007
źródło okładki: Random House
Publish date: 28 sierpnia 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books New York
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
I should have seen it coming, but I didn't! I really liked the main story, although there were times when I wanted to slap Rizzoli and other times I wanted to slap Isles. Come on, girls, you're both smarter than that!
In my head, I know I should have been rolling my eyes more as I read this book. The idea of the Mephisto Club itself and the way in which its members poke their noses into a police investigation is really both ghoulish and a bit ridiculous. Yet this story held my interest pretty firmly and I could n...
The Mephisto Club reminded me of the Dan Brown Trilogy to the extent that I had to check which was published first. I did find this book more enthralling and less monotonous. The Afterword makes one wonder about the amount of editing done to Biblical text to make it fit to a presupposed ideology.
This was one of the better horror stories I've read and I'm not sure it was meant to be (Rizzoli & Isles crime thriller). It has been a long while since I've been urgently moved to leave every light on in the house while reading. And still felt jumpy. Really liked this book.
While this story of ancient evil recurring again to kill is interesting it doesn't really fit in my mental picture of the series starring Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli. It's almost as if Ms Gerritsen had a story to tell and hung it on this series. The story is of a series of strange murders, seemi...