Chapter 22 Summary

Tuesday, March 29–Sunday, April 3

Salander accesses the criminal register but does not find Alexander Zalachenko’s name there. She is not surprised, as he has never been convicted of a crime in Sweden and is not even in the national database. She asks Plague, the only computer hacker she knows who can do the job, to access Ekstrom’s computer. He does so in an astonishingly short time, and she pays him well. He does not think Salander committed the murders.

Within an hour, she reads every report Bublanski has sent to the prosecutor and learns several important things. First, Armansky has loaned two employees to the police investigation team. Bohman had always been decent to her, but Hedstrom is...

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