THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRED ended with Mikael Blomkvist dialing for emergency help after he found a man with an axe in his head and fugitive-from-the-law Lisbeth Salander in extremely critical condition with a bullet lodged in hers. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST begins where FIRE left off, and soon both Lisbeth and the man, Alexander Zalachenko, aka Karl Axel Bodin, are being airlifted to Sahlgrenska hospital…

May 24, 2010 · Judi Clark · One Comment
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STARVATION LAKE by Bryan Gruley

Chicago Wall Street Journal bureau chief Gruley has hit on a winning combination for his debut novel – visceral amateur hockey and in-your-face small-town newspapering.

Narrator Gus Carpenter, hockey goalie and editor of the Pilot, isn’t too happy about either role. He had escaped insular Starvation Lake, Michigan, and landed a job at the Detroit News intending never to look back. But the big story that was supposed to win him a Pulitzer earned him a one-way ticket back home in disgrace instead.

May 16, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE SCARECROW by Michael Connelly

Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling, who were the main characters in Connelly’s first novel, THE POET, about a serial killer, return in this novel, in which they are chasing another serial killer, in THE SCARECCROW. This is not just an “ordinary” serial killer, however. This killer is a genius with the computer, able to get into any personal account anywhere to deny service, plant phony evidence and/or pornography, close out bank accounts, cancel plane reservations, or spy on e-mails and interoffice communications. What’s worse–he works for an internet security agency, and he is so clever that no one is even aware that a seemingly straightforward murder investigation involves a serial killer at all.

October 13, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson

In THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, the second volume in the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, publisher Mikael Blomkvist and the police are conducting parallel investigations into three horrifying murders — and their initial evidence points straight at young computer genius and social misfit Lisbeth Salander.

July 27, 2009 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
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