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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
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You have to give credit to Stieg Larsson for maintaining a very entertaining story over three books. It is a shame he died and will not have an opportunity to complete the Millennium series which was intended to span ten books.

This book picks up where the last ended but to help the reader he recaps significant events from the first two books. This I found helpful since as an American it was difficult at times to keep the Swedish characters and places straight. It seemed every character's last name began with "B" and with the weird spelling and lettering it was impossible to sub vocalize the names. This however, is a small criticism to an otherwise engrossing tale of political intrigue.

This last book makes several references to one of the great American CIA analysts James Jesus Angleton who led counter intelligence at the CIA during the 1950s. Angleton is prominently featured in one of my all time favorite books "The Firm". Those references have prompted me to search out a non-fiction book about this strange and intriguing character.

This book was not as strong as his first one, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", but a good read just the same.
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