The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire

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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing expose 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.` `show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 724 pages
  • 107 x 190 x 48mm | 408g
  • Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations
  • 0307949508
  • 9780307949509
  • 16,724

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`[A] gripping, stay-up-all-night read.`--`Entertainment Weekly ``Boasts an intricate, puzzle-like story line . . . even as it accelerates toward its startling and violent conclusion.`--Michiko Kakutani, ` The New York Times ``Gripping stuff. . . . A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups.`--`People ``You might as well give up on the idea of sleep till you've finished the book.`--`Dallas Morning News ` `Buzzes with ideas [and] fizzes with fury.`--`Los Angeles Times ``[A] dynamite thriller.`--`Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ` `Lisbeth Salander [is] one of the most startling, engaging heroines in recent memory.`--`USA Today ``Brilliant. . . .Grabbed me and kept me reading with eyes wide open.`--`Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle ``I couldn't put down The Girl Who Played with Fire and eagerly await book three. . . . You must find out what happens next.`--`Erica Marcus, Newsday ``Lisbeth Salander could be the female Jasoneshow more

About Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's more

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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing expose more

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626,797 ratings
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4 40% (250,396)
3 14% (88,466)
2 2% (15,298)
1 1% (4,380)
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