Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared
over forty years ago. Years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth.
He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel
conviction, to investigate. Mikael hits a dead end in the case, so to help, he
brings in Lisbeth Salander, a fearless pierced and tattooed punk prodigy.
Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing