The story in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is solid, interesting and extremely violent, but the force of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson is the main character Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth is a genius computer hacker. Ruthless, tough, outwardly unemotional, Lisbeth has a vulnerability that draws you to her. I rooted for her and admired her in spite of the fact that she was damaged. It is the damage that made me feel for her and want to understand her. It is what makes her so compellingly human. The Millennium Trilogy consists of three novels: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.