In this superb sequel to the astonishingly inventive mystery The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating powerful members of Swedish society. Then two investigating reporters are found dead, and the fingerprints on the murder weapon implicate Lisbeth Salander—the misfit, wise-beyond-her-years computer hacker who came to Blomkvist's aid in the previous book, and who takes center stage here as the prey in a murderous hunt. This is the second of the late Swedish journalist Steig Larsson's trio of crime novels featuring Salander and Blomkvist, finally available in English.
"The Girl Who Played with Fire is that rare thing—a sequel that is even better than the book that went before.... It is to be read in great hungry chunks."—Observer (London)
"In [Salander] Larsson has created a heroine unique to detective fiction. Where else can you find a bisexual female detective with punk-era fashion sense who just happens to be an expert computer hacker?"—Independent (London)