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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
Originally published: 2015
Author: David Lagercrantz
Preceded by: Millennium
Followed by: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
Original title: Det som inte dödar oss
Genre: Detective fiction
CHARACTERS IN THE MILLENNIUM SERIES
LISBETH SALANDER – an exceptionally talented hacker with tattoos, piercings and a troubled past.
MIKAEL BLOMKVIST – an investigating journalist at Millennium magazine. Salander helped him to research one of the biggest stories of his career, about the disappearance of Harriet Vanger. He later helped to clear her of murder and vindicate her in a legal battle over her right to determine her own affairs.
ALEXANDER ZALACHENKO – also known as Zala, or his alias Karl Axel Bodin. A Russian spy who defected to Sweden and was protected for years by a special group within Säpo. He is Lisbeth Salander’s father, and used violently to abuse her mother, Agneta Salander. He was also the head of a criminal empire.
RONALD NIEDERMANN – Salander’s half-brother, a blond giant impervious to pain. Salander arranged for his murder.
CAMILLA SALANDER – Salander’s twin sister, from whom she is estranged.
AGNETA SALANDER – Salander and Camilla’s mother, who died in a nursing home at the age of forty-three.
HOLGER PALMGREN – Salander’s former guardian, a lawyer. One of the few people who knows Salander well and whom she trusts.
DRAGAN ARMANSKY – Salander’s former, now-occasional, employer, the head of Milton Security. Another of the few she trusts.
PETER TELEBORIAN – Salander’s sadistic child psychiatrist. Chief prosecution witness in Salander’s incompetency trial.
IRENE NESSER – a woman whose Norwegian passport has fallen into Salander’s hands, allowing Salander to assume her identity.
HANS-ERIK WENNERSTRÖM – a shadowy magnate who tricks Blomkvist into publishing an unsubstantiated defamatory article about his business, landing Blomkvist in prison. Salander uses her talents to empty his bank accounts in retribution.
ERIKA BERGER – editor in chief of Millennium magazine, occasional lover of Blomkvist.
GREGER BECKMAN – Erika Berger’s husband.
MALIN ERIKSSON – managing editor of Millennium.
CHRISTER MALM – art director and partner at Millennium.
ANNIKA GIANNINI – Blomkvist’s sister, a lawyer who represented Salander in her trial.
HARRIET VANGER – scion of a wealthy industrial family, who disappeared as a girl and was found by Blomkvist and Salander at the behest of her great-uncle, Henrik Vanger. She became a shareholder in Millennium.
SVAVELSJÖ M.C. – a motorcycle gang closely associated with Zalachenko. Members of the gang were seriously injured by Salander.
HACKER REPUBLIC – a coalition of hackers, among whom Salander, who goes by the handle “Wasp”, is the star. Includes Plague, Trinity and Bob the Dog.
SÄPO – the Swedish security police, which harboured a secret faction known as “the Section” dedicated to protecting Zalachenko.
JAN BUBLANSKI – detective inspector with the Stockholm police, who headed the team investigating the Salander case. Now promoted to chief inspector. Known as “Officer Bubble”.