Hannibal is the third novel of the Hannibal Lecter series written by Thomas Harris. It was first published in 1999. Clarice Starling and Lecter continue their work: she catches criminals and he brutally kills his victims. Starling dreams of catching Lecter red-handed, but apart from her, the blood-thirsty murderer has a lot of enemies having a grudge against the Doctor. The plot intensifies rapidly.