fascinated millions, returns in Hannibal Rising, the new novel by
In Thomas Harris's previous novels, which include The
Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, readers learned that Dr.
Lecter saw his entire family killed during World War II in Eastern Europe.
Hannibal Rising chronicles the early life of Dr. Lecter, covers the
young Hannibal from age 6 to 20, and sheds more light on the circumstances
of those deaths, with a focus on Dr. Lecter's memories of his younger
Thomas Harris has written the most compelling
psychological suspense of our time and each of his novels has been an
event. In Dr. Hannibal Lecter, he has gone beyond creating a master villain
to present one of the most irresistibly brilliant and disturbing characters
in all of literature. Now, in Hannibal Rising, readers will at last
learn of Lecter's beginnings and will see the evolution of his evil