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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.
About the Author
Thomas Harris is the author of five novels and may be 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.
"The best of Harris's work, and this includes his latest, long-awaited novel, Cari Mora, has
just that feeling of absolute, unquestionable reality. Through a combination of
elements--a perfectly realized authorial voice, the steady accumulation of
terrible details, an empathetic vision of lost and damaged souls--Harris has
created a sense of dreadful intimacy that we cannot escape, that forces us to
gaze at unthinkable things, and never look away. No one has illuminated this
kind of darkness more thoroughly or effectively than Harris. It seems unlikely that
anyone ever will."—The Washington Post
"The best of Harris's work, and this includes his latest, long-awaited novel, Cari Mora, has just that feeling of absolute, unquestionable reality. Through a combination of elements--a perfectly realized authorial voice, the steady accumulation of terrible details, an empathetic vision of lost and damaged souls--Harris has created a sense of dreadful intimacy that we cannot escape, that forces us to gaze at unthinkable things, and never look away. No one has illuminated this kind of darkness more thoroughly or effectively than Harris. It seems unlikely that anyone ever will."—Washington Post
"A less accomplished or ambitious writer might have
crafted a worthy thriller with only one or two of the story strands that Mr.
Harris weaves; but the several plot elements in Cari Mora are always in fine
balance, as befits the work of a unique master still at the top of his strange
and chilling form."—Wall Street Journal
"Cari Mora is
as cinematic as one might expect (and hope for), charged with smugglers and
lawmen, gruesome deaths, and deceit that crisscrosses the ocean between
Columbia and Miami. Just when you think you know what's coming, Harris has
another twist up his sleeve. His first novel in more than a decade, Cari
Mora proves that Harris is a masterful storyteller who knows exactly how
to get under our skin and into our heads."—Amazon Book Review
"Harris builds the plot skillfully, with violence and betrayal punctuated by
moments of calm and reminiscence. The contest for the gold turns into a fight
for survival that rockets to the final pages. Cari Mora is a
pulse-pounding thriller, and Cari is an engagingly badass character."—Tampa Bay Times
"Cari Mora is at its best
as a sustained meditation on the ineffable extent of humankind's capacity for
brutality in the name of personal gain... carries an irony befitting Harris's
ongoing consideration of how light and dark are often interchangeable."—Slant Magazine
"[Thomas Harris's] latest is another
penetrating exploration of signature themes--the nature of evil, the persistence
of trauma, and the strange, fateful gravity that so often seems to exist
between individuals on either side of law and morality . . . It's an electric
setup, and Harris handles the suspense as finely as you would expect from one
of the genre's foremost practitioners. Cari Mora will keep
readers up all night in the best possible way."—CrimeReads
"The heist story
that makes up the bulk of Cari Mora is inventive and crisp,
with a prose style that owes less to the floridness of the last two Hannibal
novels than it does to the late and much-lamented Elmore Leonard."—Slate
"Harris explores the dark side of human passion in this pulse-pounding novel. His first book in 13 years, Cari Mora will not disappoint fans of disturbing, taut thrillers."—BookPage
"For Thomas Harris fans, Cari Mora will be comfort food: whimsically brutal and odd and silly, lacking only Hannibal's signature cannibalism."—Oregonian