Red Dragon

Red Dragon

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A serial killer is on the loose. He bites, he maims, he murders entire families in hideous ways. The police have no leads. They're afraid they can't stop him. That's why FBI agent Will Graham has come out of retirement. He has a special talent for catching serial murderers. The last one, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, nearly killed him. Maybe you've heard of Dr. Lecter? Even in jail, he's still dangerous. Graham knows that. But he's going to ask for Dr. Lecter's help. And it may be the most terrifying mistake of his life...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 108 x 170 x 42mm | 240g
  • Dell Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0440206154
  • 9780440206156
  • 14,086

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In the realm of psychological suspense, Thomas Harris stands alone. Exploring both the nature of human evil and the nerve-racking anatomy of a forensic investigation, Harris unleashes a frightening vision of the dark side of our well-lighted world. In this extraordinary novel, which preceded The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Harris introduced the unforgettable character Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And in it, Will Graham--the FBI man who hunted Lecter down--risks his sanity and his life to duel a killer called the...Red Dragon
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" Red Dragon is an engine designed for one purpose-- to make the pulse pound, the heart palpitate, the fear glands secrete." -- "New York Times Book Review"
" A gruesome, graphic, gripping thriller...extraordinarily harrowing." -- "Plain Dealer, "Cleveland
" Warning! If you're subject to nightmares, don't read it!" -- "Colorado Springs Sun"
" An unforgettable thriller." -- "Daily News," New York For Black Sunday:
" Frighteningly believable." -- "Chicago Tribune"
" Suspenseful, nightmarish." -- "Los Angeles Times"
" Breathtaking. All forces converge with an apocalyptic bang!" -- "New York Times"
" Fast-paced, all too realistic... with a shattering climax." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
" A spellbinder... The race to save the Super Bowl is hair-raising, one that will keep you rooted to your chair." -- "Hartford Courant
For Red Dragon:
" Red Dragon is an engine designed for one purpose-- to make the pulse pound, the heart palpitate, the fear glands secrete." -- "New York Times Book Review"
" A gruesome, graphic, gripping thriller... Extraordinarily harrowing." -- "The Plain Dealer, "Cleveland
" Want to faint with fright? Want to have your hair stand on end? Want to read an unforgettable thriller with equal parts of horror and suspense? Harris was obviously only warming up with his best seller Black Sunday." -- "Daily News, "New York
" Irresistible... A shattering thriller... Readers should buckle themselves in for a long night's read because from the first pages... Harris grabshold." -- "Publishers Weekly"
" The scariest book of the season." -- "Washington Post Book World"
" Easily the crime novel of the year." -- "Newsday"
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About Thomas Harris

A native of Mississippi, Thomas Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor for the Associated Press in New York City. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon in 1981, The Silence of the Lambs in 1988, and Hannibal in 1999.
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243,719 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 36% (86,730)
4 39% (94,781)
3 20% (49,071)
2 4% (9,184)
1 2% (3,953)
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