Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders! With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will fight those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.