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Average, but still a good, suspensful crime read,
This review is from: The Mephisto Club: (Rizzoli & Isles series 6) (Paperback)
In the middle of Winter in Boston, a woman is found murdered and fileted in her house, while her table is set for four and the words "I have sinned" are written in Latin on the wall in blood. Such is the first crime in Tess Gerritsen's "The Mephisto Club".
The second crime introduces the Mephisto Club to the Boston PD - Detective Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles. The Mephisto Club is a private society hunting evil in its purest form. For those who are not interested in demons, aliens, or other supernatural creature, rest assured, somthing slimy and scaly jumps from the pages. This is credible evil in a human form, which makes it all the more unsettling.
"The Mephisto Club" is a good, page-turner crime novel, but it doesn't quite reach the thriller level. At times Jane Rizzoli is more interested in detecting her parents' marital status than solving crimes and including Dr. Isles in the plotline seems to be a creative stretch.
I liked the plot, but "The Mephisto Club" seems average to me. I would say, however, that I haven't given up on Tess Gerritsen (or Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles) - and will probably read more of her.