The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson is the second in a series of three books called the Millenium Series.
The Girl Who Played With Fire starts with Millenium Magazine pairing up with a freelance journalist (and his criminologist, doctorate-seeking girlfriend) to produce and publish a book that would expose individuals (including police officers, members of parliament, journalists, etc)in Sweden for sex-trafficking. At the same time Advokat Nils Bjurman has decided to seek revenge on Lisbeth Salander for what she did to him two years ago. When the journalist and criminologist turn up murdered, a Colt .45 Magnum, owned by Bjurman and has Lisbeth Salander's fingerprints on it, is found at the crime scene, making it appear that without a doubt Froken Salander is the murderer. Ultimately a mass manhunt for Salander ensues.
When the security firm Salander worked for decides to team up with the homocide investigators to solve the mystery and find the truth about what happened that night, they discover a traitor is among them who is leaking their information to the media and making sure Salander takes the wrap for the murders, whether she is innocent or not. Meanwhile Millenium Magazine has begun their own investigation headed up by Salander's former lover and friend, journalist Mikael Blomvkist.
What is discovered is the curious past of The Girl Who Played With Fire and the unearthing of a sex trafficking scandal. It is certain that everyone will be running to the stores to purchase the third in the series, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." Find a review of it here at the readingcan.blogspot.com very soon.