The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel, part blistering spy thriller, part riveting police procedural and part piercing exposé on social injustice.
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Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's crusading publisher, has decided to run a story that w... ill expose a wide-ranging sex trafficking operation. The two reporters responsible for the article are assassinated on the eve of its publication, and the fingerprints found on the assassination weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hackerÿeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of the innocence of Salander, plunges into an enquiry. In the meantime Salander herself is drawn into a murderous cat and mouse game that forces her to face her dark past.
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No matter how hard she tried to concentrate on something else, to pass the time and to distract her from the situation she was in, the fear came trickling out. It hovered like a cloud of gas around her, threatening to penetrate her pores and poison her.