Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson
Translated: Reg Keeland

Published: 2009
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Paperback: 512 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
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.

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.

My two-bits:
In-a-word: longstocking

This book works both as a stand-alone and as great sequel to the first book in this trilogy. We get more here - more background info on Lisbeth. Per Stieg's style we get lots of details on the topics he chooses to focus on in this story. Good stuff. Not necessarily pretty, but good.

Again, this mystery keeps you guessing until the end. And, Lisbeth and her toughness makes me cheer for her - rah! rah! rah!

Ooo, I've got an inkling on what's coming in the third and final installment of this trilogy. Soooo, looking forward to it!

Millenium Series:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - my review
The Girl who Played with Fire
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - release date: May 25, 2010

Miss Marple sighing:
That seems to be correct, Miss Marple.
-Faste being snarky with Modig, pg 356

*girl tattoo movies - I don't want to watch these until I've read all three books.

*more movie info

*if Booklust still had the Rosie Riveter series, I would have definitely presented LISBETH!

*part of my Thriller & Suspense challenge

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