In the third volume of the Millennium series, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head.
But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she'll need to identify those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she'll seek revenge--against the man who tried to killer her and against the corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life.
The exhilarating conclusion to bestseller Larsson's Millennium trilogy (after The Girl Who Played with Fire) finds Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm. While she convalesces under armed guard, journalist Mikael Blomkvist works to unravel the decades-old coverup surrounding the man who shot Salander: her father, Alexander Zalachenko, a Soviet intelligence defector and longtime secret asset to S po, Sweden's security police. Estranged throughout Fire, Blomkvist and Salander communicate primarily online, but their lack of physical interaction in no way diminishes the intensity of their unconventional relationship. Though Larsson (1954 2004) tends toward narrative excess, his was an undeniably powerful voice in crime fiction that will be sorely missed. 500,000 first printing.
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I loved all three novels. The story is gripping and well written. I just wish I knew more about Sweden to recognise all the places.
It's just ok
I really want to like this 3 book series, but unfortunately the writing really starts to wear thin. Overly detailed to the point of boredom and so long winded that it becomes painfully obvious that there isn't much going on in the story. The repetition of details and recap of 'the story so far' by each and every single character becomes tedious. I found myself finishing the books by simply skimming paragraph after paragraph. And yet, I still understood every detail of the overall storyline.
Bottom line - these stories could have been condensed by several chapters per book.
Recommended, but just barely.
Great time reading the final chapter in this series. I loved that it tied up all loose ends, as I wasn't a huge fan of the second novel but this one totally made up for it. I sat in bed for awhile filled with suspense. Good overall read but you have to read the first two to understand the complete story line.