The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris [FIRST EDITION / 1988]
FIRST EDITION / 4TH PRINTING  ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Nice reading copy with some tanning to cover. Pages read very nicely. Rear flyleaf appears to have been ripped out [see last photo].
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.