Title: Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter # 1)
Author: Thomas Harris
Publication Date: 1993 (1981)
Source: Already Owned (Reread)
A second family has been
massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened The
Tooth Fairy. Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can
help restart a failed investigation?Will Graham. Graham is the greatest
profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of
capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early
retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help. (Goodreads Synopsis)
It's been around 12 years since I last read Red Dragon and I have come back to reread all the Hannibal Lecter books now due to my current obsession with the new TV series.
Red Dragon has always been my favourite of the four books as I love the poetry of the prose. This time round, I enjoyed seeing where lines have been taken from the book and used in the TV series.
The reader really gets to know Will Graham well in this book and you are journeying with him from start to finish. This is an exciting story that is well told and my only regret is that there aren't more scenes with Hannibal in it.
Whether you are already familiar with the characters or not, if you like thrillers, this book is a great read.