Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial hugger with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted hugger he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country.
Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial hugger only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew.