The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This is the last book (written by Stieg Larsson) featuring Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blukvist. This is my favorite one, since justice is finally served.
Short summary (may contain spoilers for the previous two books)
The story continuous where the previous book left off. Lisbeth is now in the hospital after she was shot and buried alive. She wakes up after the surgery and realizes that Zalachenko, her father, have survived and that he is in the same hospital and just two rooms away.
Meanwhile Niedermann is being chased by the police for the events in the previous book, but he manages to disappear.
These events cause panic in ‘the Section’, a secret division of Swedish Security Service. The Section is the division that is responsible for Zalachenko’s asylum and supervision. Trying to draw the attention away from them, the members of the Section are trying to silence Lisbeth, Mikael and Zalachenko.
A man named Gullberg is hired by the Section to eliminate Lisbeth and Zalachenko in the hospital. He succeeds in killing Zalachenko, but he is stopped by Gianinni in the attempt of killing Lisbeth.
Lisbeth is put under arrest and the whole story builds up to her trial. During this time all the secrets about her are revealed. All the pain and suffering she went through and all the damage that was done to her sees the light of day.
It’s a really intense book. All the pieces from the previous two books are coming together. This is the book that will make you realize how strong of a person Lisbeth is and this book will make you understand her, and her actions. If you read ‘the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘the Girl Who Played With Fire’, please finish the story. You won’t regret it.