If you haven’t yet discovered Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, run to your computer and place a hold on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first book in the series. Reporter Mickail Blomkvist is hired by a wealthy financier to find out what happened to his niece, Harriet Vanger, who disappeared without a trace 40 years ago. Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed girl in the title, uses her considerable skills as a hacker to help solve the mystery.
When I finished listening to Dragon Tattoo, I immediately requested The Girl Who Played with Fire. I’m still waiting but reviews tell me that Salander takes center stage in the second Blomkvist/Salander thriller. Her prints are discovered on the gun that murdered 2 journalists who are about to publish an article exposing the sex trafficking business. Blomkvist investigates the murder and hopes to clear Salander’s name. I am going to have to wait till May 2010 for Volume 3, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest to be released in the United States. If the other 2 volumes are anything like the first, I know I won’t be able to put them down. Warning…these dark, moody, violent thrillers are not for the faint-hearted.