Soon to be a major motion picture starring Claire Foy. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in this ripped-from-the-headlines, high-octane follow-up to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
One of the Best Books of the Year NPR * USA Today * O, The Oprah Magazine * Esquire A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
About the Author
DAVID LAGERCRANTZ is an acclaimed Swedish journalist and author. He has worked as a crime reporter for Expressen, and has written several novels, including Fall of Man in Wilmslow. He worked with international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović on his memoir, I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović, which was short-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and was nominated for the August Prize in Sweden.
“Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans—our punk hacker heroine is in good hands. . . . A twisty, bloody thrill ride . . . . An instant page-turner.” —USA Today (4 out of 4 stars)
“Excellent. . . . Anyone craving more Salander bad-assery should get their hands on a copy of Spider’s Web faster than Lisbeth can hack into the NSA.”—People “Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever. . . . Fans of Stieg Larsson’s captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction will not be disappointed.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Riveting. . . . Pyrotechnic. . . . An intelligent novel that has Salander entangled in one of the most contentious issues of our times.” —Chicago Tribune
“The Girl in the Spider’s Web is masterful. . . . Intricate and ambitious. . . . Salander is an extraordinary heroine whose hacker skills are more relevant than ever in an increasingly high-tech surveillance society.” —The Atlantic “Lagercrantz has more than met the challenge. Larsson’s brainchildren are in good hands and may have even come up a bit in the world.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Lagercrantz’s real achievement here is the subtle development of Lisbeth’s character; he allows us access to her complex, alienated world but is careful not to remove her mystery and unknowability. Lisbeth Salander remains, in Lagercrantz’s hands, the most enigmatic and fascinating anti-heroine in fiction.”—Financial Times “A thrillingly layered book every bit as addictive as the originals.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“[A] worthy, crowd-pleasing fourth installment. . . . Lagercrantz, his prose more assured than Larsson’s, keeps Salander’s fiery rage at the white-hot level her fans will want.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] smart, action-packed thriller that is true to the spirit of the characters Larsson created while adding interesting new ones and updating the political backdrop that made the Millennium series so compelling.” —The Buffalo News “This whirlwind of nonstop action and intrigue is compulsively readable to the electrifying end.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Fans of the original trilogy will be pleased with [Lagercrantz’s] new installment. The novel is a smart, propulsive thriller and espionage tale with a timely digital age plot (think Snowden and Wikileaks).” —The Hollywood Reporter “Engrossing. . . . In spinning a complex and intriguing new chapter in the adventures of Blomkvist and Salander, Lagercrantz has written a worthy successor to one of the more uniquely compelling thriller sagas of his generation.” —Paste “Lagercrantz pulls it off, and with a great deal of style. . . . Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling. . . . A welcome treat.” —The Guardian
“Passion and fire, check: there are plenty of both here. . . . Fast-moving, credible, and intelligently told. Larsson fans won’t be disappointed.” —Kirkus Reviews “Action-packed and thoroughly enjoyable. . . . [A] finely-wrought thriller. . . . I will eagerly devour the next adventure for Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, especially now that we know their fate lies in the hands of a writer worthy of their story.” —William O’Connor, The Daily Beast