Red Dragon - Thomas Harris
In this sophisticated psychological thriller, we first meet FBI agent Jack Crawford and his protégé Will Graham, two expert FBI criminal profilers notorious for putting away one of America's most feared killers, Hannibal Lector. Graham caught Lector by using his eerie instinct for getting inside a killer's mind, but Lector almost killed him in the process, driving Graham to pursue a quiet life in Florida. In the shadow of these events, a new series of murders has the FBI concerned. A serial killer dubbed "The Tooth Fairy" is murdering families across the U.S., seemingly at random. Crawford brings Graham out of retirement to help solve the crimes and what follows is a chilling and fast-paced dance between psychopaths, and a race to save lives.