Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

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The Girl in the Spider's Web
by
David Lagercrantz

Publisher:  Knoph
Pages: 416
Copyright:  2015

This is the 4th novel in the Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.  Mr. Larsson died before completing this novel so it does follow the format of the previous editions and the same main characters, it can stand alone as a separate novel.

Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium journalist, finds himself being pushed out of Millennium when it is taken over by another company.   Blomkvist must find that one story to make him relevant again in the world of jounalism.   Lisbeth Salander has been in near seclusion but always relevant in the world of computer hacking.  

Mikael learns that a "superhacker" has information vital to the United States that has been hacked from the NSA.  As the "Web" tightens  - Mikael and Lisbeth join forces to save a little boy from Spider and the secrets he holds.  Spies, cybercriminals, and governments from around the world are all part of the web that Mikeal and Lisbeth must get through to protect the innocents.

I enjoyed this book but I think that it does not have the impact of Larsson's trilogy.  The character's in Larsson's stories seemed to have more electricity and depth and left an impact on the reader.  I would recommend reading the book but the reader will know that they are not reading a Larsson story.

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