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Hannibal is back! Thomas Harris's sequel to the Silence of the Lambs once again pits Clarice Starling against Hannibal the Cannibal in this utterly compelling thriller

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A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, Hannibal in 1999, and Hannibal Rising in 2006. All the Hannibal Lecter books have been made into films, most notably starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. A new television series, Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy will air in 2013.

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Eleven years after thrilling readers with his classic suspense novel, Silence of the Lambs, Harris returns with a vengeance in this, the third and presumably final novel in the trilogy (the first was Red Dragon) featuring monstrous serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. At the tale's outset, FBI agent Clarise Starling, young and ambitious in Silence, is slated to take the fall for a botched arrest. Yet when a manipulative millionaire revives the FBI's interest in the still-at-large Lecter, Starling is reunited with her mentor, Jack Crawford, and sets to work on tracking the good doctor. Although Harris's occasional lapses into baroque language and the novel's confusing, dreamy ending mar an otherwise perfect thriller, enormous patron demand makes this a necessary purchase in even the smallest public library.ÄMark Annichiarico, formerly with "Library Journal" Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

This narrative roils along a herky-jerky vector but remains always mesmerizing, as Harris's prose and insights, particularly his reveries about Hannibal, boast power and an overripe beauty. If at times the suspense slackens and the story slips into silliness, it becomes clear that this is a post-suspense novel, as much sardonic philosophical jest as grand-guignol thriller. Hannibal, we learnÄ"we" because Harris seduces reader complicity with third-person-plural narrationÄis not as we presumed. The monster's aim is not chaos, but order. Through his devotion to manners and the connoisseur's life, in fact to form itself, he hopesÄconsciouslyÄto reverse entropy and thus the flow of time, to allow a dead sister to live again. He is not Dionysius but Apollo, and it is the barbarians who oppose him who are to be despised. Hannibal may be mad, but in this brilliant, bizarre, absurd novelÄas in the public eyeÄhe is also hero; and so, at novel's end, in blackest humor, Harris bestows upon him a hero's rewards, outrageously, mockingly. Agent, Morton Janklow. 1.3 million first printing; film rights to Dino De Laurentis. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

"An absolute holiday must. Quite simply this is the best-written thriller to dominate the market in years" The Times "It has been worth the wait - Look no further for the chiller of the year" The Times "Outstanding" Observer "A gut-churning, nail-biting, skin-churning triumph - addictive on every level" Express "A masterpiece ... chillingly brilliant" Observer

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