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Lisbeth Salander is Back with a Vengence in the Millenium Series

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series. This is the fifth book in the international best-selling Millenium series that started with the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance in this thriller Millenium Series novel.

The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge.

Lisbeth Salander—obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world’s most insidious problems.

When Stieg Larsson died in 2004 — before his three completed Lisbeth Salander novels were published and became international phenomena — it seemed as though the goth girl with the dragon tattoo was predestined to make a limited appearance in print. But the novels were too successful and Salander’s fans were too fervent. Consequently, Swedish journalist and author David Lagercrantz was chosen by Larsson’s estate to extend the Millennium series with a fourth adventure, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” Though purists were skeptical, that novel received terrific reviews, many praising Lagercrantz for evoking Larsson’s numbed noir atmosphere while eradicating the worst of his stylistic tics (among them: robotic dialogue and neurotic attention to his characters’ coffee consumption.)

What makes this irresistible is the Millennium series presents a solitary young woman trying to even the score with bullies by using her brains and, when necessary, some cool martial arts moves.

“The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye,” Lagercrantz’s latest Salander novel, is even bolder — if somewhat more fantastical. It takes Salander on an extended quest into her origins, with plotlines about religious fundamentalism and the long tentacles of the Russian mafia.

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