The Girl Who Played with Fire

Publisher’s Summary from The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (“An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller” The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered. But perhaps more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.

Now, as Blomkvist, alone in his belief in her innocence, plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Salander is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

My comments: I really wasn’t paying attention to the fact that Stieg Larsson had written a trilogy which was being translated from Swedish and being introduced to a broad English speaking audience. What I do know is that at the end of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I absolutely positively needed to know what became of the title “girl” and whether or not there would be more revelations about her and possibly some vindication for her as well. This was another well written, fast paced and graphic novel which is as seedy as it is interesting – the twists and turns and ending will amaze and shock.

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