Jane Rizzoli and Maura Islesâ€”the inspiration for the hit TNT seriesâ€”continue their bestselling crime-solving streak. â€˘ Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.
The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young womanâ€™s brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. Itâ€™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 Oâ€™Donnellâ€“Janeâ€™s professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.
On top of Beacon Hill, the clubâ€™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, itâ€™s clear that someoneâ€“or somethingâ€“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 ownâ€“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.
This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsenâ€™s I Know a Secret.