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The Silence of the Lambs Summary
Thomas Harris

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The Silence of the Lambs Summary

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The Silence of the Lambs is author Thomas Harris' third book, and the second in a trilogy of books devoted to the FBI's hunt for serial killers. Since the advent of FBI criminal profiling, Harris' works are among the most popular works of fiction dedicated to this subject. The Silence of the Lambs is Harris' most famous work, and has also been turned into a blockbuster movie starring Anthony Hopkins as serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this book, Lecter's character is the antagonist to the main character, FBI trainee Clarice Starling. Starling must walk a delicate line in negotiating with the slippery Lecter, hoping to obtain his help in catching another serial killer, nicknamed "Buffalo Bill," because he skins his female victims.

Starling is plucked out of the FBI Academy by her mentor, Jack Crawford, to track down Buffalo Bill before he kills again. The novel takes...

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