She is the girl with the dragon tattoo. Lisbeth Salander. An uncompromising misfit whose burning sense of injustice and talent for investigation will never respect boundaries of state or status.
He is a campaigning journalist. Mikael Blomkvist. A lone wolf whose integrity and championing of the truth bring him time and again to the brink of unemployment - and prosecution.
The call comes in late at night: a superhacker has gained access to critical, top secret U.S. intelligence.
Blomkvist knows only one person who could crack the best security systems in the world. This case has all the hallmarks of Salander. She is accused of acting without reason, taking risks just because she can, but though they have lost touch, Blomkvist knows Lisbeth better than that.
There must be something deeper at the heart of this - maybe even the scoop that Millennium magazine so desperately needs for its survival.
A tangled web of truth that someone is prepared to kill to protect . . .
About the Author
David Lagercrantz is the son of Olof Lagercrantz, a Swedish author and literary
critic, and Martina Lagercrantz. Growing up in Solna and Drottningholm near
Stockholm, he was hugely keen on sport: his proudest achievement was beating
the future world champion Jan-Olof Waldner at table tennis. (Waldner was three
years younger and about two heads shorter, so this is not quite as impressive as it
Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence . . . his continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals . . . Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals.