Chapter 19 Summary

Wednesday, March 30–Friday, April 1

Blomkvist begins his search for Zala by looking through Svensson’s files, just as Salander had. The one police contact Svensson mentions is out of town and cannot be reached. Svensson had obviously linked Irina P.’s slow, cruel death to Zala, but he gave no documentation for it. In fact, Zala is only mentioned in working notes and appears to be more like a phantom in the criminal world. He does not seem entirely credible, and there is virtually no reference to him anywhere else.

Blomkvist is still uncertain about Salander, given all the new information he has learned; however, he intends to follow his instinct. He knows she stole billions from Wennerstrom,...

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