Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....
"A Ripping Yarn"
June 8, 1954. Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple. Taking the case, Detective Constable Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual. Confident it’s a suicide, he’s nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing’s war record. What’s more, Turing’s sexuality appears to be causing alarm among the intelligence services – could he have been blackmailed by Soviet spies?
The fifth in the Millennium series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - the global publishing phenomenon that has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. Now Lisbeth Salander (crime fiction's kick-ass heroine) and Mikael Blomkvist (an investigative journalist of unusual integrity) are back once again in the fifth installment of a series that changed the way we read and hear crime novels.