The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
- ISBN: 9780312924584 | 0312924585
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/15/1991
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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... Thomas Harris is the author of Hannibal , Red Dragon , and Black Sunday . As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknamed "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 T he Silence of the Lambs'” an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction. "A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A master-work of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly toward its climax . . . Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today."'” The Washington Post "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 "Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. Thrillers don't come any better than this."'” Clive Barker