The Claws of the Lynx

ORIGINAL TITLE: Lokattens klor


AUTHOR: Karin Smirnoff

ORIGINAL PUBLISHER: Bokförlaget Polaris

GENRE: Crime, Current Books, Fiction

Ruthless exploitation is underway in Sweden’s far north. Major multinational interests are setting the agenda – one characterized by predatory capitalism, greenwashing and lawlessness. The town of Gasskas is a perfect tableau for the ongoing drama. That much is clear when a local mining contractor is found murdered.

Mikael Blomkvist, who is on his way up north to be closer to his daughter, realizes that this is a task for him. A climate activist pays with his life as Blomkvist starts to unravel a story that has the makings of a shocking scoop.

At the same time, Lisbeth Salander has become prey for the underworld. Plague, her lifeline over the years, has disappeared and Svala, her niece, is in mortal danger: her stepfather just released from prison and seeking revenge.

The Claws of the Lynx is the eighth installment in Stieg Larsson’s monumental Millennium Series, Sweden’s greatest literary success ever, with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide. Karin Smirnoff has created a sequel that breathes new life into this epic and adds additional dimensions.

The Claws of the Lynx is incessantly exhilarating and has a peculiar luminosity.”