Red Dragon - Book Cover
watercolor on paper
Red Dragon is a novel by American author Thomas Harris, first published in 1981. The plot follows former FBI profiler Will Graham, who comes out of retirement to find and apprehend an enigmatic serial-killer nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy", who is committing familicidal murders. The novel introduced the character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial-killer, to whom Graham reluctantly turns for advice and has a dark past with. The title refers to the figure from William Blake's painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun.