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The girl who kicked the hornets' nest

The girl who kicked the hornets' nest

Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

Salander is plotting her revenge against the man who tried to kill her and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in intensive care and is set to face trial for three murders. Can she prove her innocence?

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: MacLehose, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
ISBN: 1849162743, 9781849162746
Note: This translation originally published: 2009.
Physical Description: 656 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Political corruption Fiction.; Salander, Lisbeth (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Revenge Fiction.
Uniform Title: Luftslollet som spra╠łngdes. English

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 33
Quiz Number: 217893

Author note

Stieg Larsson was editor-in-chief of the anti-racist magazine Expo and a leading expert on right-wing extremist organisations. He died of a massive heart attack in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy. Since then, these books have taken the bestseller charts by storm throughout the world.


'With the spiky and sassy Lisbeth Salander - punkish wild child, traumatised survivor of the 'care' system, sexual adventurer and computer hacker of genius - Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years' Independent.||'To be read in great hungry chunks' Louise France, Observer.

Back cover copy

THE TRIAL: Lisbeth Salander - outsider and apparent enemy of society - is charged with attempted murder. The state has also ruled that she is mentally unstable, and should be locked away in an institution once again. But she is closely guarded in a hospital, having taken a bullet to the head, so how will she prove her innocence?

THE ENEMY: Pulling the strings of the prosecution is the powerful inner circle of Sapo, the state security police. Determined to protect the secrets and corruption at Sweden's rotten core, Sapo is not an adversary to take on alone.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST: Only with the help of Mikael Blomkvist and the journalists at Millennium magazine can Salander avoid the fate that has been decided for her. Together they form a compelling and dynamic alliance. This final volume of the Millennium Trilogy is the culmination of one of the mesmerizing fictional achievements of our time.