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In a race to kill the Super Bowl spectators, an American vet and PLO accomplices are pitted against the FBI and an Israeli agent.
Sin una razón de peso, el agente especial Jack Crawford no habría turbado la apacible existencia y el anonimato de Will Graham, el hombre que había conseguido desenmascarar al psicópata doctor Lecter, más conocido en los medios de comunicación como Hannibal el Caníbal. En efecto, las circunstancias que rodean los asesinatos de dos familias en Birmingham y en Atlanta convierten al investigador Graham en un hombre imprescindible del equipo de detectives que investigan el perfil psicológico del monstruo, el Dragón Rojo, y las horribles mutilaciones que inflige a sus víctimas.
Invite Hannibal Lecter into the palace of your mind and be invited into his mind palace in turn. Note the similarities in yours and his, the high vaulted chambers of your dreams, the shadowed halls, the locked storerooms where you dare not go, the scrap of half-forgotten music, the muffled cries from behind a wall.In one of the most eagerly anticipated literary events of the decade, Thomas Harris takes us once again into the mind of a killer, crafting a chilling portrait of insidiously evolving evil--a tour de force of psychological suspense. Seven years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody, seven years since FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is still at large, pursuing his own ineffable interests, savoring the scents, the essences of an unguarded world. But Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr. Lecter, and the metallic rasp of his seldom-used voice still sounds in her dreams. Mason Verger remembers Dr. Lecter, too, and is obsessed with revenge. He was Dr. Lecter's sixth victim, and he has survived to rule his own butcher's empire. From his respirator, Verger monitors every twitch in his worldwide web. Soon he sees that to draw the doctor, he must have the most exquisite and innocent-appearing bait; he must have what Dr. Lecter likes best. Powerful, hypnotic, utterly original, Hannibal is a dazzling feast for the imagination. Prepare to travel to hell and beyond as a master storyteller permanently alters the world you thought you knew.
Siete años han pasado desde que Clarice Starling, agente especial del FBI, se entrevistara con el doctor Hannibal Lecter en un hospital de máxima seguridad. Y siete años desde que Hannibal el Canníbal burlara la vigilancia y desapareciera dejando una sangrienta estela de víctimas. Sin embargo, cuando Clarice cae en desgracia en el FBI, el doctor Lecter sale a la luz para ponerse en contacto con ella. Así se reanuda la persecución de la codiciada presa, y Clarice, que no ha olvidado su encuentro con la brillante y perversa mente del doctor, es encargada del caso.
Por fin se desvelan los orígenes de la perversión del asesino en serie más conocido de la literatura: Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal Lecter, huérfano y testigo de barbaridades indescriptibles, sobrevive al vendaval de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en Europa del Este. Al terminar el conflicto su tío le localiza en un orfanato soviético y le lleva a París para vivir con él y su bella esposa, lady Murasaki. Ella le cuida y con su apoyo Hannibal se convertirá en el alumno más joven y más dotado de la facultad de medicina de París. Sin embargo, Hannibal nunca podrá olvidar lo que ha vivido. Sus demonios le atormentan constantemente y le exigen venganza. Y el joven estudiante comienza a desarrollar sorprendentes y exquisitos talentos para cumplirla.
HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERSIN ALL OF LITERATURE.AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVILIS REVEALED.Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.From the Hardcover edition.
The childhood, teenage and young adult years of Hannibal Lecter, and how he became death's prodigy
Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" notwithstanding, says Harris, most of us are living out the Not ok feelings of a defenseless child, dependent on ok others (parents) for stroking and caring. At some stage early in our lives we adopt a "position" about ourselves and others that determines how we feel about everything we do. And for a huge portion of the population, that position is "I'm Not OK -- You're OK." This negative "life position," shared by successful and unsuccessful people alike, contaminates our rational Adult capabilities, leaving us vulnerable to inappropriate emotional reactions of our Child and uncritically learned behavior programmed into our Parent. By exploring the structure of our personalities and understanding old decisions, Harris believes we can find the freedom to change our lives.
There's a serial killer on the loose. Will Graham, former forensics specialist and instructor for the FBI comes out of retirement to find him. He has captured some of the worst, including the notorious Hanabal Lecter. That collar put him in the hospital with near-fatal slash wounds. The next one put him in the psychiatric wing for depression. Now, to catch 'The Tooth Fairy', he must seek the aid of Dr. Lecter and by so doing he opens himself and his family to terrible, unknown danger. By the Author of The Silence of The Lambs, this one is a real thriller.
First published in 1988, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is the #1 best selling novel by Thomas Harris, author of HANNIBAL.
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