The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson
From Publishers Weekly
A few weeks before Dag Svensson, a freelance journalist, plans to publish a story that exposes important people involved in Sweden’s sex trafficking business based on research conducted by his girlfriend, Mia Johansson, a criminologist and gender studies scholar, the couple are shot to death in their Stockholm apartment. The punk hacker savant Lisbeth Salander, who has a history of violent tendencies, becomes the prime suspect after the police find her fingerprints on the murder weapon. The crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist strives to clear Salander of the crime, some far-fetched twists help ensure her survival. Powerful prose and intriguing lead characters will carry most readers along.
I found this novel so easy to follow on my runs. With my Jet Lag etc., etc., it was perfect. The dialogue had me laughing, the plot was intriguing enough to hold my interest and I found myself cheering for Salander. This book also has one of the best last lines I’ve heard in a while.