You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world. But intruders have ...
entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward....From the Paperback edition.
I saw the movie before reading this book and I was hoping beyond hope that the romance between Clarice and Hannibal was only subtextual in the book and I was right... until almost the last page. Otherwise this is a fantastic book though.
"Did you talk about what he'd like to do if he was free?""No. Dr. Lecter has no interest in hypothesis. He doesn't believe in syllogism, or synthesis, or any absolute.""What does he believe in?""Chaos. And you don't even have to believe in it. It's
...eve in it. It's self-evident."Continua...Nascondi
Cordell watched him carefully for tears. When he saw the child's shoulders shaking, the nurse went to him and wiped the tears away gently with sterile swatches. He put the wet swatches in Mason's martini glass, chilling in the playroom's
... refrigerator beside the orange juice and the Cokes.Continua...Nascondi