Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris provides readers with unforgettable characters in his series of thrillers featuring FBI Agent Clarice Starling and Hannible the Canibal

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Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris


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The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris, is even better than the successful movie. Like his earlier
Red Dragon, the book takes us inside the world of professional criminal investigation. All the elements of a well-executed thriller are working here--driving suspense, compelling characters, inside information, publicity-hungry bureaucrats thwarting the search, and the clock ticking relentlessly down toward the death of another young woman. What enriches this well-told tale is the opportunity to live inside the minds of both the crime fighters and the criminals as each struggles in a prison of pain and seeks, sometimes violently, relief.

Clarice Starling, a precociously self-disciplined FBI trainee, is dispatched by her boss, Section Chief Jack Crawford, the FBI's most successful tracker of serial killers, to see whether she can learn anything useful from Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Lecter's a gifted psychopath whose nickname is "The Cannibal" because he likes to eat parts of his victims. Isolated by his crimes from all physical contact with the human race, he plays an enigmatic game of "Clue" with Starling, providing her with snippets of data that, if she is smart enough, will lead her to the criminal. Undaunted, she goes where the data takes her. As the tension mounts and the bureaucracy thwarts Starling at every turn, Crawford tells her, "Keep the information and freeze the feelings." Insulted, betrayed, and humiliated, Starling struggles to focus. If she can understand Lecter's final, ambiguous scrawl, she can find the killer. But can she figure it out in time? --Barbara Schlieper



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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Better than the movie, August 31, 2003 Reviewer: Nicholas M. LaMarca from West Seneca, NY United States This book was amazing. Hannibal Lecter has to be one of the most enduring literary and film villians of all time. I saw the movie before I read the book, but if you're in the same boat don't let it stop you from reading the book. The book is still very creepy and worth the read. But it does help if you read Red Dragon first. Read this series in order and you will feel immensly satisfied when you complete it.

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