Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. Years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. Mikael hits a dead end in the case, so to help, he brings in Lisbeth Salander, a fearless pierced and tattooed punk prodigy. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. Written by Denise Mina ("John Constantine, Hellblazer") with art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti, Book 2 of Stieg Larsson's international publishing phenomenon "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" picks up the story following Lisbeth's final confrontation with her "guardian," Nils Bjurman.