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Plot Details Released for New “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Book

The UK publisher of The Girl in the Spider’s Web has released “key details” of the new book’s plot.

The new book will continue Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, which began with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Larsson passed away before finishing his series, and the author’s estate authorized this new installment over the objections of his partner Eva Gabrielsson.  The new novel is written by acclaimed author David Lagercrantz.

Details about the new book have been closely guarded. But now, MacLehose Press has released a limited amount of information regarding the new story. Here’s what we know:

At the opening of the new book, the series’ two most iconic characters, hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, have grown apart. Blomkvist is contacted by a scientist named Professor Balder, who reveals that he has been working with Salander.

Salander, it seems, has been attempting to hack America’s National Security Agency. She’s also being targeted by a group of “ruthless cyber gangsters,” according to the publisher. These gangsters, who call themselves the “Spiders,” have terroristic goals and are soon out to get Salander, Blomkvist, and the citizens of Stockholm.

The book will hit bookstores worldwide on August 27.

Image: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009 film); Courtesy of http://bit.ly/1IoWVm1.