Mikael Blomkvist, A journalist working for the Swedish ‘Millenium’ magazine, manages to commit libel against a corporate giant- Wennerström. He temporarily leaves his job to find work somewhere else. And then the Vangars come in. Henrik Vangar is the CEO of the imaginatively named Vangar Corp., He lost his daughter, Harriet Vanger, when she disappeared in 1967. Ever since then he has been huntung for a killer, but more recently, Harriet herself. If Mikael cannot figure this out, his journalist career will plummet. But there is a solution - Lisabeth Salander
The book is an amazing read. Full of those unexpected turns that make you switch your view of the character's instantly. The ones that were trying to help become dangerously involved and even the ones who don’t end up being the key.