A crusading journalist, Mikail Blomkvist, joins forces with a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker, Lisbeth Salander, to investigate a missing woman from one of the wealthiest families in Sweden. They discover a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity in the Vangers, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism and an unexpected connection between themselves.
Mystery Lovers Review:
Absolutely the most intriguing and refreshing thing Iíve read this year! One of the few books that deserves the New York times Best Seller list. An insightful thriller with two intertwining stories, one as cold as a case can get, the thirty-year old disappearance of a Swedish heiress and the other a reporterís business expose gone array. Best part is Lisbeth, the female character, as quirky as OCarrollís Mallory if not more. [JA]