Lisbeth Slander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Slander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Bloomkvist, Slander's friend and Millennium's publisher is alone in his belief of Slander's innocence. Digging deeper Bloomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish Society-as well as shocking details about Slander's past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered-but no one can find her anywhere.