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The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter

Thomas Harris

St. Martin's Griffin

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.
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.

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CHAPTER 1
 
 
Behavioral Science, the FBI section that deals with serial murder, is on the bottom floor of the Academy building at Quantico, half-buried in the earth. Clarice Starling reached it flushed after a fast walk from Hogan’s Alley on the firing range. She had grass in her hair and grass stains on her FBI Academy windbreaker from diving to the ground under fire in an arrest problem on the range.
No one was in the outer office, so she fluffed briefly by her reflection in the glass doors. She knew she could look all right without primping. Her hands smelled of
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"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly towards its climax....Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today." --The Washington Post

"Beautifully written." --San Francisco Examiner

"Fast paced...intriguing...exciting." --Chicago Tribune

"Superb." --The New York Times
"A virtual textbook on the craft of suspense. A masterwork of sheer momentum that rockets seamlessly towards its climax....Harris is quite simply the best suspense novelist working today." --The Washington Post

"Beautifully written." --San Francisco Examiner

"Fast paced...intriguing...exciting." --Chicago Tribune

"Superb." --The New York Times

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The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter

Thomas Harris

Anthony Awards - Winner, Bram Stoker Awards - Winner

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