Chapter 16 Summary

Good Friday, March 25–Easter Saturday, March 26

Blomkvist and Eriksson spend eight hours going through every note, email, and document Svensson had gathered; they give extra attention to the manuscript. Saturday morning, Annika visits her brother and shows him the outrageous newspaper headlines regarding the murders. The siblings talk for an hour, Blomkvist explaining why he believes Salander could not be guilty of these crimes. He asks if she will consider representing Salander, since Annika is experienced in cases of violence against women. Salander is his friend and would probably trust his sister more than anyone else. Annika reluctantly agrees to at least talk with the girl.

Modig comes to...

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