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BOOK REVIEW: THE MEPHISTO CLUB
BY TESS GERRITSEN

We hope you enjoy this book review by Cy Hilterman.



The Mephisto Club is certainly not a run-of-the-mill story. It had to take Tess Gerritsen many hours of research of devil worship, Satan, and several other forces of evil written about in age-old books. Normally I would not like such a story but the way this book entwines current, future, as well as ancient acts and activities creates an interest among even those of us that are skeptical about those creatures and their existence.

Medical Examiner, Dr. Laura Isles becomes deeply involved in such evil characters as she and Detective Jane Rizzoli, along with her partner, Detective Barry Frost undertake investigations into some unexplained deaths and torture, torture unlike any they had ever seen including body mutilation where the body has severed missing parts. The finding of upside down crosses cut into bodies pre-death and also cut into walls take them into this world of unexplained mystery.

Enter Lily Saul who believes in the evil people that existed years ago and still does. She is running from something but the reader does not know who or why until later in the book. She becomes a suspect but no one can find her. The tortuous killings and mutilations continue to be found with some of the same symbols found on and around victims. Just when the police think they have found a trail of the killer they are led in a different way.

The Mephisto Club is a small group of believers of the evil people that is headed by Anthony Sansone. This group, especially Sansone, seems to be ahead of the police with every step they take. They don’t know where he gets his information but he is correct and desires to work with the police even though they don’t know whether to trust him.

When a young female police detective is found brutally murdered the police go gung-ho into the case and seem to take Sansone’s word as they delve deeper into the investigations. This excellent story takes the reader many places to meet many people and learn much about evil from the past and present. A lot of evil characters are written about in old books written during early civilizations. Though hard to believe, Tess Gerritsen explains them all for the reader in a way that will make you think hard and deep. Is your neighbor one of these evil people generated from the past? I recommend this book to anyone that loves deep mystery and doesn’t mind a “chill” once in a while down the back. Very lifelike explanations make The Mephisto Club a must read.

REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, CY HILTERMAN


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