Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Synopsis :

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself 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 trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  It's the continuation of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo.  Although the story in Tattoo ended, a the continuation of the story of Lizbeth continues.

The story is very fast paced. Much faster than Tattoo and readers get to know so much more about Lizbeth's past.  A few incidents in Tattoo that was thought as random was revealed to be not so random after all.

I am really at a lost as to what to say about this book except that it's very good.  Extremely thrilling and fantastic in every aspect a thriller is.

You can read Fire without Tattoo but it's best you read Tattoo first and subsequently the final book, The Girl Who Kick The Hornet's Nest.  I don't have Hornet's Nest so I am now looking for it.

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