"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" Taken from the flap of the book:
Lisbeth Salander will have her revenge - against the men who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that nearly succeeded in deliberately destroying her life. As a traumatized victim of the care system, Salander has learned to trust no-one save herself, but this is one war she cannot wage alone. After sustaining appalling gunshot wounds to her head and her shoulder, she is in Intensive Care, and her most dangerous enemy is in the next-door ward.
If she survives, she is set to face murder charges. Officially under police guard, she is allowed contact with only her surgeon or her lawyer. But Mikael Blomkvist, editor at Millennium magazine and Salander's self appointed guardian angel, will not give up on this strangely compelling girl. Blomkvist knows he cannot contact her directly. He also knows that, as a world-class computer specialist, Salander just needs the right tools to have the world at her fingertips. With the covert aid of Blomkvist and his journalists at Millennium, Salander must first prove her innocence. Only then can she unmask the people behind the corrupt and secret manoeuvres that ruined her childhood and remain the rotten core of Swedish society. The survivor of institutionalized abuse and violence, Salander, even in hospital, is spoiling, for another fight.