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ISBN13: 9780307593672
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Picking up mere moments after the cliffhanger ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire, this final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy brings the adventures of Salander and Blomkvist to a thunderous and satisfying conclusion.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

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The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander — the heart of Larsson's two previous novels — lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge — against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

Review:

"The exhilarating conclusion to bestseller Larsson's Millennium trilogy (after The Girl Who Played with Fire) finds Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm. While she convalesces under armed guard, journalist Mikael Blomkvist works to unravel the decades-old coverup surrounding the man who shot Salander: her father, Alexander Zalachenko, a Soviet intelligence defector and longtime secret asset to Spo, Sweden's security police. Estranged throughout Fire, Blomkvist and Salander communicate primarily online, but their lack of physical interaction in no way diminishes the intensity of their unconventional relationship. Though Larsson (1954–2004) tends toward narrative excess, his was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed." 500,000 first printing. (May 2010) Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Salander is such a bravura heroine...that we'd willingly follow her through any bramble bush of a plot....There are few characters as formidable as Lisbeth Salander in contemporary fiction of any kind. She will be sorely missed." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"Fans will not be disappointed: this is another roller-coaster ride that keeps you reading far too late into the night. Intricate but flawlessly plotted, it has complex characters as well as a satisfying, clear moral thrust." Evening Standard (U.K.)

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"[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve....[Hornet's Nest] is a tantalizing double finale — first idyllic, then frenetic....Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge — with suspense as the adhesive." The Independent (U.K.)

Review:

"Larsson has produced a coup de foudre, a novel that is complex, satisfying, clever, moral....This is a grown-up novel for grown-up readers, who want something more than a quick fix and a car chase. And it's why the Millennium trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world." The Guardian (U.K.)

Synopsis:

While recovering in the hospital, Lisbeth Salander enlists the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist to prove her innocent of three murders and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed her to suffer, and, on her own, Lisbeth plots revenge against the man who tried to kill her. By the best-selling author of The Girl Who Played With Fire.

About the Author

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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Roberta Kennedy, October 27, 2011 (view all comments by Roberta Kennedy)
Totally awesome conclusion of the Millenium Trilogy. Hard to put it down! Stieg Larsson does it again. Excellent writing.
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ISBN:
9780307593672
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
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Fiction : Romance - Historical
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Stieg Larsson
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Suspense fiction
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20100525
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563

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Product details 563 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307593672 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Picking up mere moments after the cliffhanger ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire, this final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy brings the adventures of Salander and Blomkvist to a thunderous and satisfying conclusion.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The exhilarating conclusion to bestseller Larsson's Millennium trilogy (after The Girl Who Played with Fire) finds Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm. While she convalesces under armed guard, journalist Mikael Blomkvist works to unravel the decades-old coverup surrounding the man who shot Salander: her father, Alexander Zalachenko, a Soviet intelligence defector and longtime secret asset to Spo, Sweden's security police. Estranged throughout Fire, Blomkvist and Salander communicate primarily online, but their lack of physical interaction in no way diminishes the intensity of their unconventional relationship. Though Larsson (1954–2004) tends toward narrative excess, his was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed." 500,000 first printing. (May 2010) Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Salander is such a bravura heroine...that we'd willingly follow her through any bramble bush of a plot....There are few characters as formidable as Lisbeth Salander in contemporary fiction of any kind. She will be sorely missed."
"Review" by , "Fans will not be disappointed: this is another roller-coaster ride that keeps you reading far too late into the night. Intricate but flawlessly plotted, it has complex characters as well as a satisfying, clear moral thrust."
"Review" by , "[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve....[Hornet's Nest] is a tantalizing double finale — first idyllic, then frenetic....Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge — with suspense as the adhesive."
"Review" by , "Larsson has produced a coup de foudre, a novel that is complex, satisfying, clever, moral....This is a grown-up novel for grown-up readers, who want something more than a quick fix and a car chase. And it's why the Millennium trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world."
"Synopsis" by , While recovering in the hospital, Lisbeth Salander enlists the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist to prove her innocent of three murders and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed her to suffer, and, on her own, Lisbeth plots revenge against the man who tried to kill her. By the best-selling author of The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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