The Girl who Played with Fire

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2009 - Fiction - 503 pages
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Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazineMillennium,has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salanderóthe troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid inThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart ofThe Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salanderís innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself 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.

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The plot is interesting, and the pace is great. - LibraryThing
The ending was a bit abrupt and absurd though. - LibraryThing
Good suspense and storytelling. - LibraryThing
... it certainly was a compulsive page turner. - LibraryThing
Against my better judgment, I enjoyed the first one. - LibraryThing
A second major plot point based on a coincidence. - LibraryThing

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2)

User Review  - N. Sekar L. - Goodreads

This book is even more intense than its predecessor! It's still full of long narration, but I guess I've got used to it, so it's no longer a problem. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the ending. I ... Read full review

Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2)

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

As per the first book, this kept me fascinated and intrigued and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Unlike the first book, the ending was deliberately set up for the third installment instead of ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and the third novel in the series.

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