Hannibal Book 3: Hannibal

Hannibal Lecter Book III

Hannibal is the third book of the Hannibal series written by Thomas Harris and published in 2000. It is a sequel of The Silence of the Lambs, occurring seven years after it had taken place.

Book Details

The Silence of the Lambs is available on Amazon in both hardcover and paperback print format.

It was published by Dell in 2000.

The book is 560 pages long.

It has dimensions of 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches and weighs 9.1 ounces.

It is a mixture of crime, suspense, horror, mystery and thriller.


The setting has taken place seven years after The Silence of the lambs. Since escaping prison, Dr. Hannibal Lecter has lived a diplomatic life, assuming a different identity and killing no one as had been his norm. However, there are several people seeking revenge from him; the Italian policeman, a filthy rich man whom he had left maimed and agent Starling.

Mason Verger had been a victim of Hannibal Lecter during one of his therapy sessions. Lecter had tortured and left him maimed. Despite being weak in the hospital bed, Verger is in dire need of vengeance. When Lecter realizes the plan, he escapes. Verger’s men finally caught up with him but before they could do anything, Starling comes to his rescue.

The book end when Starling and Hannibal Lecter fall in love and disappear.

This is a great classical literature of the modern day. The plot is wonderful and full of suspense making a reader want to find out more. The ending is not what one would have suspected to be. Who would actually think that an FBI agent Starling would fall for a Hannibal the cannibal full of blood in his hands?

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About the Author

Thomas Harris is an American writer born on 11th April, 1940. He is known for writing modern literature and suspense series, one being the Hannibal series. He has also written the book, Black Sunday, which was his very first novel.

All of his works have been made into films, the most notable being the multi-Oscar winning The Silence of the Lambs, which became only the third film in Academy Award history to sweep the Oscars in major categories.