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  • Location: Norrbotten (Sweden)

The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

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2023: Book seven in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series

  • ISBN: B09X3CDG91
  • Translator: Sarah Death
  • Genre: Crime, Hitman/Gangster, Horror

What you need to know before your trail

The untapped natural resources of Sweden’s far north are sparking a gold rush, with the criminal underworld leading the charge. But it’s not the prospect of riches that brings Lisbeth Salander to the small town of Gasskas. Her niece’s mother is the latest woman in the region to have vanished without trace. Two things soon become clear: Svala is a remarkably gifted teenager — and she’s being watched.

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is also heading north. He has seen better days. Millennium magazine is in its final print issue, and relations with his daughter are strained. Worse still, there are troubling rumours surrounding the man she’s about to marry. When the truth behind the whispers explodes into violence, Salander emerges as Blomkvist’s last hope.

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Gasskas, Sweden

A ficitonal town thank goodness high up in the cold and unforgiving north of the country – the Swedish lapland area of Norrbotten. It borders south to Västerbotten, west to Swedish Lapland, and east to Finland.

You might not want to venture so far north after reading this book. The area is awash with gangsters and all kinds of bad and dangerous business dealings. Some very good evocation of setting, snow and down right gloom.

This book is very violent and gory. I read it in Swedish and learned some very choice words. Not quite as angry in English (kudos to the translator, I just think this kind of book sounds more harsh in Swedish) but still.

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

Destination: ‘Gasskas’, Norrbotten  Author/guide: Karin Smirnoff Departure Time: 2023

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