Lisbeth Salanderthe heart of Larsson's two previous novelslies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revengeagainst the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.
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"Starred Review. Patented Larsson, meaning fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas." - Kirkus Reviews
"Starred Review. The late Larsson ... can be accused of heaping too much plot between two covers - but he is remarkably agile at keeping multiple balls in the air." - Booklist
"Though Larsson (19542004) tends toward narrative excess, his was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed." - Publishers Weekly
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Swedish author Stieg Larsson's life is every bit as fascinating as that of
any fictional character. Mikael Blomkvist, the protagonist of The Millenium
Series, in fact bears many similarities to his creator.
Karl Stig-Erland Larsson was born on August 15, 1954 in Västerbotten, in northern Sweden. He was raised in the countryside by his grandparents until his grandfather's death in 1962 (despite considerable research, including questions to his publisher, that is all we have been able to glean of his childhood).
After performing his mandatory two-year military service, Larsson traveled widely in Africa, witnessing the civil war in Eritrea first-hand. On his return to Sweden in 1977, he worked for Tidningarnas Telegrambyra (TT), the largest Swedish news agency. ...
Stieg Larsson: Steeg (rhymes with league) LARSson
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