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Title:
The girl who takes an eye for an eye
Uniform Title:
Mannen som sökte sin skugga. English
ISBN:
9780451494320
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Physical Description:
vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Number in series:
5.
General Note:
"Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium series"--Cover.

"Originally published in Sweden as Mannen som sökte sin skugga"--Title page verso.

"A Lisbeth Salander novel"--Cover.

Sequel to: Som inte dödar oss ; English title: The girl in the spider's web.
Summary:
Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts, there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week--and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium. Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist--and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance.

The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge.

Lisbeth Salander--obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others--seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her--not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry . Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world's most insidious problems.


Author Notes

David Lagercrantz was born on September 4, 1962 in Solna Municipality, Sweden. He was a crime reporter for Expressen, a national daily paper, where he covered some major crime stories including an infamous triple murder in the cemetery in the northern Swedish town of Amsele in 1988.

His first book, Ultimate High, was published in 1997. His other works include A Swedish Genius, The Sky over Everest, Fall of Man in Wilmslow, and I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic. A Swedish Genius provided inspiration for the critically acclaimed documentary film Patent 986. In 2013, Lagercrantz was selected to write a new instalment in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. The Girl in the Spider's Web was published in 2015. It was followed by The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, published in 2017.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

Lagercrantz's excellent second contribution to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series finds Lisbeth Salander serving a two-month sentence in Flodberga, the only maximum security women's prison in Sweden, for unlawful use of property and reckless endangerment stemming from a murder case chronicled in 2015's The Girl in the Spider's Web. Lisbeth doesn't mind her incarceration, since it allows her to work on her attempt to combine quantum mechanics with the theory of relativity, but she's annoyed that her section of the prison has been taken over by gang leader Benito Andersson, who's torturing a beautiful young Bangladeshi prisoner, Faria Kazi, a convicted murderer. Lisbeth is also troubled by a visit from her old guardian, Holger Palmgren, who informs her that he has some startling information: Lisbeth might have been part of a study dealing with twins when she was a patient at St. Stefan's psychiatric clinic for children. Determined to learn more about this study, Lisbeth asks her friend Mikael Blomkvist, editor of Millennium magazine, for help. After her release, Lisbeth investigates the case of the Bangladeshi prisoner, and Blomkvist delves into Lisbeth's childhood. Eventually, these twisting plot lines tie together in this complicated, fascinating mystery. As a bonus, readers learn the meaning of the dragon tattoo on Lisbeth's back. Agent: Magdalena Hedlund, Norstedts Agency (Sweden). (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

"First you find out the truth. Then you take revenge." Thus the ninjalike guiding ethos of Lagercrantz's (The Girl in the Spider's Web, 2015, etc.) latest installment in the Lisbeth Salander series.One thing that anyone who's crossed paths with Lisbeth, the lethal heroine who bowed into the world of mystery with the late Steig Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008), should have learned by now is that it's best not to cross paths with her at all. That's a lesson Benito learns the hard way: the gang leader in Flodberga Prison, where Lisbeth finds herself after yet another brush with the law, interrupts Lisbeth's studies of mathematics and quantum mechanics one too many times, picking on Faria, a young Bangladeshi inmate, and ends up just this side of death. She had it coming, of course, but the whole encounter opens up a whole 'nother can of worms, from shadowy immigrants to Russian hackers and crusading journalists andwell, suffice it to say that, in a turn reminiscent of Jean-Christophe Grang's Crimson Rivers, there's some genetic tinkering with twins involved, too. Whether Lisbeth's doppelgnger is dragon-adorned awaits the reader's investigation, but most of the action, always satisfying if sometimes a little far-fetched, centers on Lisbeth and her various and often violent encounters with corrupt prison officials and guards, corrupt CEOs, corrupt mental health professionals, corrupt government workers, andthe list of not-so-nice people goes on, and Lisbeth, as always, serves as an avenging angel who herself isn't the nicest of people. Lagercrantz, Larsson's appointed heir, does serviceable work in all this, and if his version lacks some of Larsson's ironic touch and politically charged contempt for the nasty undercurrents flowing beneath Sweden's clear waters, he doesn't falter in the mayhem department. Tattoo artists will be interested in the as-if-born-in-fire origins of Lisbeth's body art, while fans of Larsson, while perhaps not thrilled, certainly won't be disappointed. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* The legacy of Lisbeth Salander lives on in the fifth installment of the Millennium series. Once again, Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying true to the framework created by the late Stieg Larsson in his original trilogy, and fans can continue to follow their favorite hacker heroine from obscurity to notoriety to unsought fame and unwanted attention. Through all Salander's struggles, she exudes stalwart integrity, razor-like methods, and a concealed past. Here readers find Salander in a maximum-security prison serving a two-month sentence for the unlawful use of property and reckless endangerment following the events of The Girl in the Spider's Web (2015). She deftly uses her time in prison to challenge the violent power structure that has been allowed to grow among the block's inmates by the inattentive prison organization. Never one to let a bully have unchecked authority on those least able to protect themselves, Salander targets the leader of the prison's gang for regularly beating up Bangledeshi inmate Faria Kazi, who has been convicted of murdering her brother. Lagercrantz never eases on the pace as seemingly disparate characters are introduced and cross-connected and plot elements multiply. Aspects of Salander's shrouded past are revealed yet again in the wake of a personal tragedy. It's revealed that a registry created to study the effects on twins separated at birth has ill intentions. The financial markets are disrupted by malevolent hacking, and, as always, the one to record and expose the unfettered truth is Mikael Blomkvist, editor of Sweden's venerated broadside, Millennium. In this new world where everything is suspect, including proclaimed facts, it is the dragons that protect and avenge the downtrodden.--Ruzicka, Michael Copyright 2017 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Carrying on Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" series into its fifth book, Lagercrantz leads listeners into exploring more of Lisbeth -Salander's traumatic past. The book's title is an obvious clue to the contents as the author employs the revenge theme in essentially four alternating stories. We find out more about the pseudoscientific experiment The Registry that imprinted on Lisbeth. In the present, Lisbeth must deal with a prison stay where she faces a death sentence. Her concern for another inmate pulls her into a familial Islamic honor issue. Lagercrantz continues to envision a fuller sense of the late Larsson's familiar characters, keeping the series alive and well. Reader Simon Vance is the perfect choice. VERDICT Will appeal to readers of the series and those who are curious about where this series is headed-and to an extent, where Lisbeth's journey began.-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.