This is the story of the monster Hannibal Lecter's formative years.
These experiences as a child and young adult led to his remarkable
contribution to the fields of medicine, music, painting and forensics.
We begin in World War II at the medieval castle in Lithuania built by
Dr. Lecter's forebear, Hannibal the Grim. The child Hannibal survives
the horrors of the Eastern Front and escapes the grim Soviet aftermath
to find refuge in France with the widow of his uncle, mysterious and
beautiful Japanese descended from Lady Murasaki Shikibu, author of the
Tale of Genji. Her kind and wise attentions help him understand his
unbearable recollections of the war. Remembering, he finds the means
to visit the outlaw predators that changed him forever as they battened
on helpless during the collapse of the Eastern Front. Hannibal helps
these war criminals toward self-knowledge even as we see his own nature
become clear to him.
3 Years after retiring from the FBI because of a near-fatal
encounter with Hannibal Lecter, who was helping him catch the
"Chesapeake Ripper", only to reveal it was Hannibal himself,
Will Graham is asked by his ex-partner Jack Crawford to come
solve one last case - 2 slaughtered families every full moon.
They have 3 weeks until the next full moon to find the madman,
but an innocent blind woman has found him first... Will Graham
must risk his family's security and his own safety to track down
this one last murderer - the epitome of all evil - The Red Dragon.
Clarice Starling, a young intelligent FBI trainee, has been sent to
the Batlimore state hospital for the Criminally insane to interview
an inmate Dr. Hannibal-the cannibal- Lecter. A Brilliant renowned
psychiatrist turned infamous Psychopathic Serial killer. She must
match wits with Lecter -who has the darkest of all minds- and trust
him to give her clues in the search for "Buffalo Bill". a nick name
for a loose,unknown, unstoppable Pyschopathic Serial killer...
Part four in the Hannibal Lecter Quadrilogy. Having escaped the
asylum in "Silence of the Lambs," Dr Lecter goes into hiding in
Florence, Italy. Back in America, Mason Verger, an old victim of
the doctor's, seeks revenge. Disfigured and confined to a
life-support system, he plans to draw Lecter out of his hiding place,
using the one thing he truly cares for: Clarice Starling.