From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris, comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession. Cari Mora marks Harris' first non-Hannibal novel since Black Sunday (1975) and his overall first novel since Hannibal Rising (2006)! Cari Mora is now available as of yesterday.
"The Hannibal character still occurs to me, and I wonder sometimes what it’s up to," Harris told The New York Times this week. "But I wanted to deal with Miami, and the people here and the struggle here, and the aspirations that I see in the new people that come here. You see such a hunger for a different life."
Below you'll find the full rundown for the 320-page novel, from Grand Central Publishing.
"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."