From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes Cari Mora, a new story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.

Cari Mora is to be Thomas Harris’s sixth novel, and the long-awaited return of an American master.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris.

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Jason Arthur, publisher of William Heinemann, Hutchinson and Windmill, says: ‘I’m thrilled to be publishing Cari Mora. There is no doubt in my mind that Thomas Harris remains one of the most notable writers of the last four decades, and the publication of his first novel in thirteen years – his first non-Hannibal novel in over forty – will be a significant publishing event. Hannibal Rising was the very first book I published when I joined William Heinemann back in 2006, and it was such a huge excitement for me as Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs ranked (and still rank) as two of my favourite thrillers of all time.’

 Thomas Harris says: ‘I’m very pleased that Grand Central and Heinemann are publishing my new novel.’

 About Thomas Harris: Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and may be best known for his character Hannibal Lecter. All of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of the Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York

The new novel will be published by William Heinemann in hardback, ebook and audio on 16 May 2019 and in Arrow paperback in 2020.

Ebook editions of Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising are available now for the very first time, and the backlist is being reissued on 21 March 2019.

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