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The girl with the dragon tattoo

Stieg Larsson (Author), Reg Keeland (Translator)
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age -- and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness -- assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism -- and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description
Print Book, English, 2008
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Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2008
Detective and mystery stories
465 pages ; 25 cm
9780307269751, 9780307595577, 9781607517702, 9780307454546, 0307269752, 0307595579, 1607517701, 0307454541
"Published September 19, 2008"--Title page verso
"This translation originally published ... by MacLehose Press ... London"--Title page verso
Originally published in Swedish: Stockholm : Norstedts, 2005 Additional Information at Google Books