A no. 1 bestseller (500k sold in hardcover), the story of Hannibal Lecter's childhood and early years, from the mega-bestselling author of Hannibal and The Silence of the Lambs. 20050217
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 and Hannibal in 1999.
"Praise for Hannibal Rising: Superbly done...You know the destination, but that doesn't mean the journey isn't bracing... Fans of Harris will be delighted with Hannibal Rising. I was." * Sunday Telegraph * "A mesmerising read... Evoked with masterly skill. The sheer brio of the storytelling is irresistible, and then there's the flesh-shredding horror - nobody, but nobody, does that as chillingly as Thomas Harris." * Daily Express * "A wonderfully murderous climax...Hannibal Rising is spot on...This novel is a sure-fire bestseller" * Independent on Sunday * "Often chilling...always entertaining...Lecter remains a powerful, iconic creation" * Observer * "Prepare to be thrillingly nauseated...As Hannibal goes on his fiendishly imaginative rampage, one turns the pages faster, time flies, and one is sorry that there aren't more pages to turn" * Sunday Times *