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  • Published: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473568037
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Cari Mora

from the creator of Hannibal Lecter




A NEW NOVEL FROM THOMAS HARRIS – CREATOR OF HANNIBAL LECTER – HIS FIRST IN 13 YEARS

________________________________From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.________________________________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.

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. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.________________________________'As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.' STEPHEN KING

‘The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris.’ GUARDIAN‘Harris’s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection.’ THE TIMES

  • Published: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473568037
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and is perhaps 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.

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Praise for Cari Mora

As good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.

Stephen King

The good news for readers of Cari Mora is that Hannibal is here in spirit if not in person. This is a very peculiar book, lavishly ridiculous in almost every respect and fully committed to the gothic extremes of human cruelty ... Sounds like fun, right? Well, it is … There are decapitations, multiple dismemberments and brains dripping off ceilings. Also, a certain amount of lyrical stuff about manatees and seabirds, and some comic business with a foul-mouthed cockatoo … What his fans look for is here – turned up to 11.

Sam Leith, Spectator

Thomas Harris set the bar for modern suspense writing[Cari Mora is] a tense heist thriller, plausibly grounded in coastal Florida and urban Colombia ... Harris’s best since The Silence of the Lambs

Leo Robson, New Statesman

Cari Mora reinforces the brilliance of an author who can carve a piece of art from the placement of words on a page to form a narrative that scorches the mind, and makes one think.

Shots Magazine

A literary event ... Thomas Harris is a supreme thriller writer – for not only does he create memorable and monstrous villains, but he also gives us formidable female protagonists … Violent, brutal and action-packed, yet told with Harris’s typical wry wit, it crackles from first page to last.

Daily Mail

As you would expect from the author this is violent, gruesome and terrifyingly tense.

Sun

A cavalcade of the grotesque, with murderous figures that make Hannibal the Cannibal, the Tooth Fairy and Buffalo Bill appear like upright citizens from small-town America. In Cari Mora, Harris has plumbed the depths of Dante’s Inferno to craft characters who see violent death as a lucrative career … Harris turns up the heat … Hollywood directors will be dreaming of a golden windfall by putting this page-clawing thriller on to the big screen. Harris is a superlative storyteller with an eye for the director’s cut.

Daily Express

Thomas Harris, the creator of Hannibal Lecter, is the greatest thriller writer of our timeAn expertly delivered and fast-paced thriller, full of distinctively Harrisian inflections So here is that utterly distinctive imaginative world again … A fierce read.

Evening Standard

A gripping tale of lost cartel gold … No shortage of physical action … Harris delivers a narrative that is absolutely cut to the bone

Financial Times

Pulse-boosting suspense …Harris’s flavourful prose: laconic, tough-guy Hemingway one moment … then veering off into imagery of a Baroque luxuriance … Harris evokes the poetry of everyday life – especially the natural world.

i News

A supreme thriller with a great female protagonist, this is Harris at his wry best.

Daily Mail

Written with gusto […] the pleasure in this one is watching Harris unwind.

Daily Telegraph

Written with gusto […] the pleasure in this one is watching Harris unwind.

Daily Telegraph

‘The last two decades of 19th century popular fiction were dominated by Conan Doyle and Sherlock Homes. A century on, suspense literature has achieved their equals in Thomas Harris.’

Guardian

‘I hope with all my heart that [Harris] will write again, and sooner rather than later – novels that bravely and cleverly erase the line between popular fiction and literature are very much to be prized.’

Stephen King

‘Harris’s writing bears the hallmarks of honed perfection.’

The Times

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

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