The Big Thrill Recommends: THE GIRL IN THE EAGLE’S TALONS by Karin Smirnoff
Recommended by Tracey S. Phillips
Memorable Lisbeth Salander swoops in for another act in Karin Smirnoff’s THE GIRL IN THE EAGLE’S TALONS. Remaining remarkably consistent with Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series while delivering an explosive new tale, Smirnoff opens with intense new characters and swift action.
Marcus Branco wants to change the north by bringing wind farms to remote areas. Because the Branco Group will see enormous profits from the endeavor, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make this project happen. He has the means and the militia and anyone who gets in his way will disappear or die. Someone has already vanished, Svala Hirek’s mother, Marta.
Streetwise Svala is extremely brilliant for a 13-year-old. But more than that, she’s inherited her father’s unique trait—she feels no pain. Her father was murdered years ago and now that her mother is gone, Social Services reaches out to Svala’s nearest kin, her aunt Lisbeth Salander.
Lisbeth has no idea that Ronald Neiderman—her insane half-brother who she killed—had a child. The last thing Lisbeth wants is to take care of a kid. However, when she meets Svala, there’s a distinct connection, and she decides to help out. Though Svala enjoys the lavish attention her aunt pays her—expensive hotels, new clothes, and shoes to replace her worn bedraggled high tops—she is on a mission to find her mother. She knows that her disappearance has something to do with the Branco Group, the company installing those wind farms.
It’s a given that Mikael Blomkvist will cross Lisbeth’s path again. His daughter Pernillo is about to marry Henry Salo, who is caught between working for the Branco group and fighting to start a life with Pernillo and her son. When the wedding turns red and someone abducts Mikael’s grandson, Mikael calls the one person he can count on, Lisbeth Salander. THE GIRL IN THE EAGLE’S TALONS delivers white-knuckle tension and adrenaline. Smirnoff’s follow up to the Lisbeth Salander series will leave you wondering what’s coming next for these beloved characters.
The Big Thrill Recommends: THE GIRL IN THE EAGLE’S TALONS by Karen Smirnoff
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