This is a story of an elaborate birthday party gone wrong. The host is an unappreciated Vice President of a poor South American country. The birthday boy is a powerful businessman from Japan. The entertainment is a mesmerizing soprano that wins the heart of all who hear her sing.
When terrorists crash this party, the evening and the lives of everyone present will forever change.
Frank Mackey grew up in a tenement house and loved a girl named Rosie. Frank and Rosie were going to run away and start a new life in London, but on their scheduled night of departure, Rosie did not show up. Frank, heartbroken, left Faithful Place, supposedly for good, and became a detective in Dublin. Twenty two years later, he gets a call that the suitcase belonging to Rosie, who had never been seen again after that night, had been found in an abandoned house. Frank returns to Faithful Place and the family he felt did their best to ruin his life to solve the mystery of what happened to Rosie.
The third book in the Millennium series begins with Lisbeth Salander in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the head as she prepares for her upcoming trial with the help of her computer-savvy friends and the oversexed journalist Blomkvist. In The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Lisbeth again nails it to those who have done her wrong, particularly the men who hate women.
The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second book of the Millennium series. In this book we develop a deeper understanding of Lisbeth Salander and Larsson masterfully crafts your wavering feelings for her. We are also introduced to the second most fascinating character in the series – the blond unfeeling giant with a childlike face and high pitched voice. In this book, Salander is wanted for murder and as her past comes back to haunt her we learn how Lisbeth became a threat to national security.
Pour yourself some Glogg as you read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a story about a misfit girl with a photographic memory and a promiscuous journalist who eventually team up to solve the mystery of a murder that occurred almost 40 years ago. In this first installment of the Millenium series, you get an introduction to Lisbeth Salander, one of the most intriguing characters I have ever read about.
The Moses Expedition by Juan Gómez-Jurado is an action-packed thriller loaded with intrigue, retribution and fanaticism, as a secret is uncovered that points to the location of The Ark of the Covenant. Father Fowler, a CIA operative and Catholic priest, is a fascinating character and he alone makes this novel worth the read!