The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (“An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller” –The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.
Mikael Blomkvist—crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium—has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered. But perhaps more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.
Now, as Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Salander 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.
My Thoughts: I really liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The beginning was slow, but once I got into it, I devoured it. The second book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, was devourable from the very start. It helps that I’ve watched the movies, which are awesome. The books are even more awesome. For me the pacing of the second book is perfect, there’s so much going on, and there’s more Lizbeth! Somehow prickly, tattooed Lizbeth Salander has crawled into my heart and become one of my favorite characters of all time, which would probably piss her off if she were real. This series really makes me wish I was some kick ass computer hacker! Plus you have the sex trafficing plot, which is something that happens here in America too, and it’s heartbreaking that even in this day and age women can be so mistreated.
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