November 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé 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.
As part two of Stieg Larsson's exceptionally well-received debut trilogy, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE follows THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO in style. Larsson introduced his title character Lisbeth Salander, the reclusive hacker with a fine-tuned sense of justice, in the first book, but readers learn much more about what makes her tick here. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Lisbeth's occasional lover and mystery-solving partner, gets a juicy tip linking a swath of Sweden's business and political elite with illegal ****** trafficking. But before he can get the full story, his informer is stabbed in his apartment. When the police find Lisbeth's fingers are on the murder weapon, she becomes the prime suspect and goes into hiding. Mikael and Lisbeth both struggle to clear her name, but in order to do so they must figure out who framed her, and this means dredging up painful pieces of Lisbeth's troubled past. Full of all the detail and energy of his first book, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE engrosses and enthralls.
Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, General, Action + Thrillers, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Human Qualities + Behavior, Politics
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Politics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, General, Action + Thrillers, Types of Characters
- Age: Adult
- Publisher: Vintage Books
- Pages: na
- Language: English
- Author: Stieg Larsson
- Narrator: Simon Vance (Narrator)
- Online Item #: 13735838
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-2098
- ISBN: 9780307949509
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported