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Red Dragon Summary
Thomas Harris

Everything you need to understand or teach Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

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Red Dragon Summary

Plot Summary

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is the prequel to the novel that spawned the popular movie, Silence of the Lambs, and is the first appearance of the famed character, "Hannibal Lecter." The plot revolves around the man who captured Hannibal Lecter three years before in his pursuit for another insane serial killer. Red Dragon is a crime novel full of suspense and forensic technology that still stands with the best of its genre more than twenty years after it was written.

Will Graham is a retired FBI forensics expert. Graham lives in Florida with his new wife and step son, content to be out of the world of evil. However, his old colleague and friend, Jack Crawford has come to him to ask for his help. Another psychopathic killer is on the loose, and Crawford knows only someone with Graham's unique gifts can help them catch him.


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