The Girl Who Played with Fire

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 28, 2009 - Fiction - 512 pages
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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.
 
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.
 

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I enjoyed this sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time the story more closely follows Lisbeth Salander as she becomes involved in a new murder investigation. The character development for ... Read full review

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This is the middle book of this addictive series. It can (but shouldn't ) be read independently of Dragon Tattoo, but it is the first part of a continual story that ends with Hornet's Nest. 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 Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.


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