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Lisbeth Salander is back in "Millennium" sequel, with a twist

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:08

Tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ''Millennium'' trilogy'' but with a twist - a new author. Jane Ross reports.

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Tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Swedish author Stieg Larsson's blockbuster Millennium trilogy. "The Girl in the Spider's Web" has a new author -- David Lagercrantz -- who signed copies at a Stockholm bookstore when they went on sale at the stroke of midnight. The books by Larsson, who died in 2004, have sold more than 80 million copies in 50 countries. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUTHOR, DAVID LAGERCRANTZ, SAYING: "He was the master of the complex story line so I understand that I had to have a story that was worthy of him, with a lot of threads coming together. But then it was also important the moral pathos of his books, you know, fighting for the suppressed." The plot reunites Salander with journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Salander is caught up in a murky world of cyber security and artificial intelligence involving spies from the U.S. National Security Agency. It has already been translated into 42 languages and will be released in 25 countries.

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Lisbeth Salander is back in "Millennium" sequel, with a twist

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:08