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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage)
by Stieg Larsson

Published: 2010-03-23
Paperback : 630 pages
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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 ...
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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.

Editorial Review

Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009: The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Stieg Larsson's seething heroine, Lisbeth Salander, once again finds herself paired with journalist Mikael Blomkvist on the trail of a sinister criminal enterprise. Only this time, Lisbeth must return to the darkness of her own past (more specifically, an event coldly known as "All the Evil") if she is to stay one step ahead--and alive. The Girl Who Played with Fire is a break-out-in-a-cold-sweat thriller that crackles with stunning twists and dismisses any talk of a sophomore slump. Fans of Larsson's prior work will find even more to love here, and readers who do not find their hearts racing within the first five pages may want to confirm they still have a pulse. Expect healthy doses of murder, betrayal, and deceit, as well as enough espresso drinks to fuel downtown Seattle for months. --Dave Callanan

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Discuss the rights of women in 3rd world countries
What protections exist in your child protective service for the child
How are loved ones coereced into becoming co-conspirators, and why are the secrets kepts.
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  "Better than the first!"by carlymu (see profile) 06/04/12

A little too detailed for my taste, but well worth the read. Can't wait to pick up the 3rd book!

 
  "slowest"by mharonson (see profile) 09/15/11

 
  "Fire"by stell4r (see profile) 09/03/11

 
  "The Girl Who Played With Fire"by lhollander (see profile) 08/31/11

 
  "The Girl Who Played with Fire"by dawnmgeoppinger (see profile) 08/03/11

 
  " The Girl Who Played with Fire"by Chapterscam (see profile) 07/21/11

Page-turner. Read 100 pgs/day, no problem. Lisbeth's virtues and strengths were underestimated by almost everybody, the evil & the good. Of the three books in Larson's trilogy, this is Lisbeth's story.... (read more)

 
  "The Girl Who Played with Fire"by luvsbooks (see profile) 04/23/11

I liked the first book but I hate the author's excruciating details that make the story boing and have nothing to do with the book. He continued it in this book. The story itself was good but the author's... (read more)

 
  "Good Book! 2nd in the series"by clsteedman (see profile) 04/12/11

Enjoyed this book. Nice to be able to pick up and keep reading in the series. Great to find out some background on our main characters. Really liked it!

 
  "Like it even more tahn the first!"by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 03/23/11

In this book you get to know and understand Salander much better.

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