The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is an excellent mystery that grabs you from the beginning and has you following the story to the end. We start of learning about the character Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, facing a libel conviction for having reported on someone. Lisbeth Salander is the other character that aids Blomkvist in the investigation of Harriet Vanger. We learn that Lisbeth is a product of the government, and thus has had to have legal guardians through out her life, thus leaving her with a very dark past. Which only adds more to the mystery and suspense of this novel.