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IT’S GORY, IT’S GRIPPING, IT’S GERRITSEN. A terrifying Rizzoli and Isles thriller.

'Gruesome, seductive and creepily credible' The Times

The words are scrawled in blood at the most shocking murder scene Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli have ever witnessed. The victim, a young woman, has been entirely drained of blood and horrifically dismembered.

When there’s a second murder, the police uncover a link to a secret society known as the Mephisto Club.

Their mission is a terrifying one – to find the true source of evil on earth.

But has evil already found them?


Gruesome, seductive and creepily credible

The Times

[Gerritsen] pulls no punches when it comes to confronting the most extreme and disturbing outer reaches of human behaviour... But we Gerritsen fans are a hardy breed and this scarifying novel delivers everything we go to her for

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