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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing expose on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire 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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"Salander is...a complete original, larger than life yet firmly grounded in realistic detail, utterly independent yet at her core a wounded and frightened child." Booklist (starred review)

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"This is complex and compelling storytelling at its best, propelled by one of the most fascinating characters in recent crime fiction." Library Journal

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"Mr. Larsson's two central characters...transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the reader's mind through their oddball individuality, their professional competence and, surprisingly, their emotional vulnerability." New York Times

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"[T]he plot has the requisite chases, cliffhangers and bloodshed. Not to mention Fermat's theorem. Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larsson's latest." Kirkus Reviews

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"The Girl Who Played with Fire will likely confirm Larsson's position as the most successful crime novelist in the world." Slate

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"A dynamite thriller." Liz Smith, Variety

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"Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read." Entertainment Weekly

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"Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larsson's second thriller . . . [It has] powerful prose and intriguing lead characters." Publishers Weekly

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.

Synopsis:

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the focus and fierce heart of its story.

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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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crowyhead, July 29, 2011 (view all comments by crowyhead)
These are odd books, in that I think of them as "just ok," and yet the idea of not finishing this book and finding out what happened was inconceivable.
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ktpotat, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by ktpotat)
these are very exciting thrillers
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menchaca, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by menchaca)
While all three in the trilogy are great, this one is the most exciting and the hardest to put down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307454553
Author:
Larsson, Stieg
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Popular Fiction-Suspense
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
21.5 x 15 x 7 in 25 lb

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Product details 656 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307454553 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Salander is...a complete original, larger than life yet firmly grounded in realistic detail, utterly independent yet at her core a wounded and frightened child."
"Review" by , "This is complex and compelling storytelling at its best, propelled by one of the most fascinating characters in recent crime fiction."
"Review" by , "Mr. Larsson's two central characters...transcend their genre and insinuate themselves in the reader's mind through their oddball individuality, their professional competence and, surprisingly, their emotional vulnerability."
"Review" by , "[T]he plot has the requisite chases, cliffhangers and bloodshed. Not to mention Fermat's theorem. Fans of postmodern mystery will revel in Larsson's latest."
"Review" by , "The Girl Who Played with Fire will likely confirm Larsson's position as the most successful crime novelist in the world."
"Review" by , "A dynamite thriller."
"Review" by , "Another gripping, stay-up-all-night read."
"Review" by , "Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larsson's second thriller . . . [It has] powerful prose and intriguing lead characters."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the focus and fierce heart of its story.
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