My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis: Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, 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 in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The 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.
Review: I found this book on a dusty shelf at work and I decided to pick it up and give it a try after I watched the first movie. This book was intense, just as intense as the first one.
I love how the author has no boundaries and just goes for it all. The translation left a tiny bit to be desired in some of the prose department but all in all it was a thrilling read. This definitely isn't my genre but, I am glad I got out of my comfort zone and tried something new.
I think Lizbeth is a freaking bad ass. I mean, come on, she kicks ass, and I love how she just sees everything black and white, right or wrong, and there is no gray, nothing in between.
I will definitely read the last book.
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