Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire
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Synopsis from Barnes & Noble:
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" —The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

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.


Second in the "Millenium Series" by Stieg Larrson, The Girl Who Played With Fire continues the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. I had high expectations for this novel, after The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and I was not let down. The fast-paced, action-packed storyline returned again and I could barely put this novel down! I highly recommend this series for anyone who likes an engaging read with well-developed characters and unexpected plot twists.