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The Mephisto Club / Tess Gerritsen.

By: Gerritsen, Tess, 1953- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gerritsen, Tess, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles: 6.Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2006Description: 355 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780553817805; 0553817809; 0593055926; 9780593055922; 0593055918; 9780593055915.Subject(s): Satanism -- Rituals -- Fiction | Serial murders -- Fiction | Rizzoli, Jane, Detective (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction | Medical examiners (Law) -- FictionSummary: If the darkest impulses could live and breathe and walk among us, what face would they wear? And who would dare stand against them? Tess Gerritsen delivers the answers!
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<p> Can you really see evil when you look into someone's eyes? <br> <br> In a rundown house, a woman has been dismembered in an act of carnage that leaves veteran cops in shock. Drawn on the wall, in blood, are ancient symbols, and a mirror-image word in Latin that, translated, says: "I have sinned."</p> <p>Then a second woman is found butchered on Beacon Hill, just outside the home of the leader of the Mephisto Club, a secret society dedicated to the study of evil. On the door yet more ancient symbols have been scrawled.</p> <p>This is evil that the Boston PD has never encountered before. And the only way Maura Isles can defeat it is by turning to the people who understand the devil himself.</p>

If the darkest impulses could live and breathe and walk among us, what face would they wear? And who would dare stand against them? Tess Gerritsen delivers the answers!

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Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles return in this taut mystery, the sixth in Gerritsen's (Vanish) Rizzoli series. Both women are appealing, flawed heroines dealing with various personal issues, along with a new case. A gruesome murder scene with elements of a Satanic ritual leads Rizzoli to Joyce O'Donnell, the psychologist who visits and studies the man who nearly killed Rizzoli earlier in the series (The Surgeon), and to the Mephisto Club, a Vidocq Society-type elite group interested in the more metaphysical aspects of crime, namely tracking down evil. The club members believe in Nephilim, or Watchers-evil creatures (with fallen angels and human women as parents) discussed in apocryphal biblical texts, including the book of Enoch and the book of Jubilees. Rizzoli and Isles, both with demons haunting their pasts, are drawn into the group, whose members are tracking the same killer the pair seeks. Edgy suspense, well-drawn characters, and plot twists will keep readers turning pages. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/06.]-Beth Lindsay, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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