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Silence of the Lambsby Thomas Harris
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As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.
That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
"Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. Thrillers don't come any better than this." Clive Barker
"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense, a masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly toward its climax....Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today." The Washington Post
"Clarice Starling has been as imitated within the thriller genre as Lecter. Consider her influence on The X-Files, for example; without Clarice, there'd be no Agent Scully, or at least no Agent Scully so wise or — and this is the thing — so good....Thomas Harris, former newspaperman, current recluse/thriller-writing genius, treats Clarice with exquisite tenderness and respect. Take the name, for instance, a piquant blend of clarity and radiance and scrappy little bird. Clarice has survived a childhood of poverty and abandonment, and with economy and grace, Harris shows us her determination to maintain her hard-won confidence in the face of every creep and bureaucratic obstacle that comes her way." Joyce Millman
"A psychological thriller so deftly woven and gripping that a reader can hardly get through one sentence fast enough to discover what's in the next." Associated Press
On the loose is a psychotic killer; locked away is a psychopathic madman. To catch one, the FBI needs the other . . . Just in time for the upcoming release of the major motion picture by Universal Studios of Harris's "Red Dragon, " the book that introduced Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter. Scheduled to open October 4, 2002, the film stars Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lecter.
Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent...
A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind-- in the deadly search for a serial killer...
About the Author
Thomas Harris is the bestselling author of Black Sunday, Red Dragon and Hannibal.
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