The Girl who Played with Fire

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Maclehose Press, 2009 - Fiction - 569 pages

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her anywhere.Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before she is cornered and alone. As he fits the pieces of the puzzle together, he comes up against some hardened criminals, including the chainsaw-wielding 'blond giant' - a fearsomely huge thug who can feel no pain. Digging deeper, Blomkvist also unearths some heart-wrenching facts about Salander's past life. Committed to psychiatric care aged 12, declared legally incompetent at 18, this is a messed-up young woman who is the product of an unjust and corrupt system. Yet Lisbeth is more avenging angel than helpless victim - descending on those that have hurt her with a righteous anger terrifying in its intensity and truly wonderful in its outcome.

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User Review  - stephkaye - LibraryThing

A gripping, brainy, woman-friendly thriller. I only marked it down a star because of a very few cliched moments, but not enough to ruin it for me. Read full review

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User Review  - tmph - LibraryThing

Volume II of the Millennium trilogy in the British ed., the US ed. isn't due out till Jul 28, 2009. The English language translation for the III vol. isn't due out till Jan 2010. Eek. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stieg Larsson was the editor-in-chief of the anti-racist magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.

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