The third book of the series if finely crafted much like the first. Larsson does a skillful job at interlacing between the good and the bad, the intelligence agencies, the police and the media. While the first book was about corporate takedowns, the second about the sex traffickers this one is more of a courtroom drama. .There are still many elements which the first two books incorporate: Salander and Blomkovist punish their enemies, strong female characters, relaxed attitude toward sex and, as mentioned, strong opinions about government, corporations and sleazeballs in general..
However, this is a fun book; the book can be ridiculous at times and riveting at others. The character of Salander, who was somewhat believable in the first novel is taken to extremes in this one, but is still great fun even though the “chance encounter” plot twist is a bit overplayed.
The story is well written and interesting; this is a good book and deserves praise.