'Absolutely riveting - you won't be able to put this down.' Mo Hayder
'A rip-roaring plot with scares and bumps on every page ... certainly not one for reading at night.' Guardian
'This is crime-writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best.' Harlan Coben
Can you really see evil when you look into someone's eyes?
In a rundown house, a woman has been dismembered in an act of carnage that leaves 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 the home 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?
When the same symbols appear on Maura Isles's door, Maura and Jane must call on the Mephisto Club for assistance. Because this is a form of evil Boston PD has never encountered before. And the only way they can defeat it is by turning to the people who understand the devil himself.show more