The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

imageI enjoy reading Exciting Scandinavian crime novels (Jo Nesbo, Jussi Adler Olson, Stieg Larsson) and would like to read The Girl in the Spider’s Web (original title in Swedish: Det som inte dödar oss, “That Which Does Not Kill Us”). the highly anticipated adrenaline charged fourth installment in the Millennium series of novels, after The Girl Who Kicked the HornetsNest.Written by David Lagercrantz, it is the first in the series not to be authored by creator Stieg Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004. The novel was released worldwide on 27 August 2015, and will be released 1 September 2015 in the United States.

The novel once again features antisocial Genius Goth hacker Lisbeth Salander and crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist who join forces to fight injustice. This time a dangerous new threat is revealed, after Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. Mikael then meets this potential source in a bar to discuss the matter which concerns technology and corporate espionage, but then his interest is suddenly piqued when the source mentions that he has been in contact with a young female super hacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well.

Blomkvist, meanwhile is currently battling against the money-driven evisceration of Millennium, the magazine he loves, and is in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, so he turns to Lisbeth for help. Then he learns that a world-renowned Swedish computer scientist, a verifiable genius, has seemingly abandoned his work and boarded himself up in his home wants to talk to Blomkvist. However he is attacked before they can meet. His work has disappeared, and the only witness is an autistic child, who now becomes the target of a shadowy criminal organisation. Blonqvist then faces a race against time, along the way He encounters many hazards including the NSA, who see spying on everyone as the way to protect their country’s interests, Eastern European gangsters, Swedish authorities, and dangerous figures from Salander’s own past.

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