The Girl Who Played With Fire- Stieg Larsson
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.
The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second book in the Millennium series, and its just as good if not better than the first book. Characters Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back in a another page- turner about a triple murder, and the illegal sex trade business.
This book is a methodically written thriller, that firmly sucks you in and won't let you go until the last page. I was excited when I got this book in the mail, knowing full well how great Stieg Larsson is as a writer from reading the first Millennium book, I knew I was in for a ride.
The plot is interesting, and the pace is great. We finally find out why Lisbeth is the way she is. We are introduced to more characters in this book, but it never gets confusing, and of course we have some of the same characters from Book 1 in this as well. Lisbeth Salander is the most unique character i've ever come across in a book. She is up there on my list of favorite characters ever. Final words, I loved this book, and love this series.
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (July 28, 2009)