This 5th in the Millennium Series has all of the Stieg Larsson components but somehow lacks the peripheral elements so ingrained in Larrson's writing. For example, Blomkivist was drinking so much coffee and smoking so many cigarettes that you wanted to go outside for fresh air. The dramatic moments were aptly described but didn't flow with continuity. It won't stop me from reading the next in the series. The basic list of characters and setting still has future possibilities.