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
If she survives, she is set to face murder charges. Officially under police guard, she is allowed contact with only her surgeon or her lawyer. But Mikael Blomkvist, editor at Millennium magazine and Salander’s self appointed guardian angel, will not give up on this strangely compelling girl. Blomkvist knows he cannot contact her directly. He also knows that, as a world-class computer specialist, Salander just needs the right tools to have the world at her fingertips. With the covert aid of Blomkvist and his journalists at Millennium, Salander must first prove her innocence. Only then can she unmask the people behind the corrupt and secret manoeuvres that ruined her childhood and remain the rotten core of Swedish society. The survivor of institutionalized abuse and violence, Salander, even in hospital, is spoiling, for another fight.