Part blistering espionage thriller part riveting police procedural and part piercing expose on social injustice this second book in the Millennium series 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.