Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of the founders of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging working relationship. In this candid and rounded memoir, Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's fans have already asked, about his upbringing; the recurring death threats; his insomnia and his vices; his feminism - so evident in his books - and his dogmatism. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears in the trilogy as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander?
From award-winning author Eric Walters comes the thrilling World War II spy series Camp X. Camp X It's 1942, and nearly-twelve-year-old George and his older brother, Jack, are spending a restless wartime summer in Whitby, Ontario. Their mom is working at the local munitions factory while their dad is off fighting the Germans in Europe. One afternoon, the boys stumble across Canada's top-secret spy camp, and so begins an exciting and terrifying adventure as George and Jack get caught up in the covert activities of Camp X. In the most exciting summer of their lives, George and Jack find themselves enlisted in the fight against the Axis. And they learn a frightening and important lesson: in war, everybody is under suspicion ... including themselves. Camp 30 Jack and George have barely recovered from their ordeal in Camp X when they are relocated to Bowmanville, Ontario, where their mother has been offered a clerking job in a prisoner of war camp holding the highest-ranking German officers. Soon the boys are offered an after-school job delivering the camp's mail, and Canadian agents ask them to keep their eyes and ears open for possible escape plans. For, as the boys are told, it is a matter of loyalty to their homeland that the German prisoners must try to escape, even if it costs them their lives--and the lives of two boys in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fool's Gold It's been months since brothers Jack and George's adventure in Camp 30, where they'd been sent to spy on the high-ranking German prisoners of war. Now they're hoping that life will return to normal. But they're proved terribly wrong when their mother is kidnapped by three thugs who seem to know all about the boys' pasts. Before they know it, they're on a terrifying new adventure back to Camp X to unearth a buried stash of gold, without which they'll never see their mother again. Shell-Shocked Jack and George have assumed new identities and are back at work as special operatives, keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at an ammunitions plant. They don't have to wait long before they uncover a plot by German spies to blow up the plant and everyone in it! It's up to the quick-thinking young teens to find a way to stop the Nazis and stay alive while doing it... Trouble in Paradise After stumbling upon a top-secret spy camp, being unofficially recruited in the fight against the Axis, and barely surviving a Nazi plot to blow up an ammunitions plant, brothers George and Jack think they've finally left trouble behind them. But when the boys uncover an enemy plot that would put the lives of their loved ones in jeopardy and change the entire face of the war, they realize they're in deeper trouble than ever before.
The Girl Rules. Purchase Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy--now in a single ebook format. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. Her uncle, Henrik, is nonetheless convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. Then he hires the gifted and conscience-free computer hacker Lisbeth Salander as his assistant--and the two unravel a dark and appalling family history, a vein of astonishing corruption, and an unexpected connection between themselves. The Girl Who Played with Fire Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years hacker from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is suspected of the murder of two journalists who have uncovered an extensive sex trafficking operation--one that implicates highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. Blomkvist, alone in his belief in her innocence, plunges into his own investigation of the slayings. Drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey, Lisbeth is compelled to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest In the stunning conclusion to the Millennium Trilogy, Salander is fighting for her life and poised to stand trial for a triple murder. With Blomkvist's help she'll not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her. Over 45 million copies sold worldwide. Read the books. See the films.
Stieg Larsson is best known--all over the world now--as the author of the Millennium trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a critical protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden and Europe, and one of the founders of the anti-fascist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense friendship, and a fruitful but challenging work relationship. Now, six years after Larsson's death, Baksi has written about his close friend. This is a candid and rounded memoir in which Baksi answers the questions a multitude of Larsson's readers and admirers have already asked: about his upbringing; the recurring death threats from neo-Nazi groups; his insomnia; his prodigious capacity for work on causes about which he was passionate; his feminism--so evident in his novels--and his dogmatism. But Baksi also reveals concern about Stieg's well-being, and his uncompromising side, which sometimes got him into trouble. What was he like as a colleague? Who provided the inspiration for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is one of the few who appears as himself)? Who was Lisbeth Salander? Stieg Larsson, My Friendis an eloquent and troubling insight into the life of a man who has rapidly become one of the world's bestselling authors.