This is an outstanding mystery that will hold your attention to the very last word. This is without a doubt fictional investigative journalism at its very best. What is interesting is that the very foundation of the book is investigative journalism and the protagonist, Mikael, is grossly dissatisfied with his own media and their morals.
I started my recommendation of The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo using the same sentence as above two posts back on the 4th. This book may be even more so.
Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance. This book gives us even more insight as to how she became who she is. The plot is illustrative of governmental and bureaucracy that has run amuck and is eminently believable.
Once again, Mikael Blomkvist character demonstrates ethics and tenacity that is seldom seen in real life. If only the main stream media would take a page from Mikael’s fictional portfolio of ethics. His tenacity in the face of daunting adversity was a joy to read and made it extraordinarily difficult to put the darn book down.
I will repeat my caution from the last book recommendation, you are a flaming idiot if you underestimate a woman due to her size, demeanor or gender.
The character development and depth of detail makes this book. It is impossible not to become immersed in the story. I am currently reading the third and last book and so far it is as stressful to put down as the first two.
I strongly recommend the book!
Body of work of Stieg Larsson
Web site: http://www.stieglarsson.com/