Payback is a Bitch
A disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, and an anti-social waif, Lisbeth Salander, team up to fight the powers of darkness in this rip-roaring, three volume tale of payback and revenge. Salander, aka “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is one of the all-time great underdogs. Set in Sweden
Sizzling international bestsellers. Pop storytelling at its absolute best.
This is pop storytelling at its absolute best. I rooted for Salander every step of the way and couldn't wait to see what she was going to do next. I felt personally vindicated by each and every one of her triumphs. Not for nothing did these thrillers rule the international bestseller lists for several years.
You must read these in order. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ( #1) includes a traditional mystery, so mystery fans may want to stop there. Books #2 and #3 are straight-up thrillers.
Below, the books in chronological order.
One of Sweden's leading families is hiding dark, dark secrets. Salander is on the run, accused of murder.
(2010, Millennium Trilogy Thrillers #3)
Salander's revenge is a sweet, sweet thing.
Meet Lisbeth Salander
Salander has mad skills. She can hack, whack, track and stack the deck against the bad guys. She's also tough: she has survived some very bad things. And learned the importance of payback.
Salander is good with tools--computers, stun guns and motorcycles are three favorites although she can make good use of whatever is to hand--and has an astonishing ability to bear physical pain. Not for nothing is she called "a female Jason Bourne."
People underestimate her because she's small, female and dresses like she's been up for days at a punk rock slam jam. She is also demonstrably anti-social: she doesn't talk much, or even really make eye contact. And she had the world's worst childhood, which she refuses to talk about. But people who can overcome their prejudices and see her more clearly, quickly realize that she has a formidable intelligence, an indomitable spirit and a serious talent for revenge.