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.
Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped the violence of her native country.
Beautiful and marked by war, she catches the eye of Hans-Peter Schneider, the insatiably violent leader of the group of men looking for the gold.
But Cari has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before…
‘Tantalising and engaging’
‘Expertly delivered and fast-paced.’
‘A supreme thriller.'
‘Like running a slow hand down cold silk.’
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.
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
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.
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.
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