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 Salander—the 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 Salander’s 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 pace is okay, the ending is dramatic but realistic. - Goodreads
Larsson is not an entirely exceptional writer. - Goodreads
Larsson is really talented with character development. - Goodreads
Also, his prose annoys me. - Goodreads
MUCH better intro than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. - Goodreads
Whoa! Crazy, messed-up ending! - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Awesome, involved. Lisbeth is charged with murder but didn't do it. Everyone is looking for her. Interesting, fast pace. She never even sees Mikail during entire book until last page where she is almost dead after being shot three times and buried alive by her hideous father. Excellent. Read full review

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

User Review  - Sidney - Goodreads

The best of the trilogy 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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