Monday, November 13, 2017

The Gril Who Takes An Eye For An Eye

“First you find out the truth. then you take revenge.”

Salander Lisbeth is back.

This is my fifth book experience with her.  In this book, she has ended up in Flodberga Prison - sentenced to two months for refusing to cooperate with the police while protecting an endangered autistic boy. Salander being Salander, prison doesn't really bother her that much, but she is irate over the treatment of a beautiful Bangladeshi inmate named Faria. Faria--and soon Salander--are under threat of the prison's most evil prisoner, Benito, who frightens almost everyone - including fellow prisoners, guards, and even the warden.

In the Meanwhile, Salander's former guardian - elderly Holger Palmgren - comes into possession of confidential documents that detail cruel experiments Salander was subjected to as a child. With great difficulty, wheelchair-bound Palmgren makes his way to Flodberga Prison, and inform her about these new discoveries. Besides 'blackmailing' the warden into letting her use his computer to look into these decades-old events, Salander also asks journalist Mikael Blomkvist to gather information about a man named Leo Mannheimer.

As for Palmgren, he continues to pore over the documents, and finds the name of someone he's met - Professor Martin Steinberg. When Palmgren calls Steinberg to ask about the experiments, the professor freaks out and alerts his fellow perpetrator, Dr. Rakel Greitz, who's now an old woman suffering from cancer. Greitz isn't going to let her reputation be sullied, and will do anything to prevent this .....

By the way, this story is not all about Lisbeth Salander. Sure, it mentions her every now and then, but it's not that much about her.

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