Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there`s no turning back. This debut thriller the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson is a serious page turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch and there`s always a catch is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson`s novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don`t want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo.