"… The Mephisto Club is an exciting read, with plenty of gruesome murders and enough suspects to keep the reader guessing until the end."
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 even 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'.
Then a second woman is found butchered on Beacon Hill, just outside of the leader of the Mephisto Club, a secret society dedicated to the study of evil and to confronting it in its purest form. On the door have been scrawled yet more ancient symbols. Are they clues? Or threats?
This is a new form of evil that Boston PD has never encountered before. And the only way Maura and detective Jane Rizzoli can defeat it is by turning to the people who understand the devil himself…