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The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire Chapter 3 Summary How It All Goes Down
Friday, December 17 – Saturday, December 18 Salander tails Dr. Forbes all day. The background check arrives in her inbox. She learns that the wife of Richard Forbes, Geraldine Forbes, has a rich father who left her 40 million dollars when he died. Geraldine and Richard have no children. The hurricane hits Grenada a little after 11pm. Salander joins the others in the hotel's storm cellar. She leaves the bag with her computer there and goes to George Bland's shack to bring him to the hotel. When Bland and Salander reach the hotel, she sees Richard and Geraldine Forbes struggling on the beach. She quickly realizes Richard wants to kill Geraldine for her money. She breaks a chair inside the hotel and with one of the legs, heads toward the struggling pair. Richard doesn't see her, and she smashes him upside the head with the chair leg. He falls. Bland and Salander lift Geraldine, who is bloody from a head wound, and carry her to the hotel. She looks behind them and sees the waves take Richard into the sea. As they get Geraldine into the hotel, Bland agrees not to say they saw Richard Forbes. The next day, after the storm, Salander and Bland learn that Forbes has been found dead. Geraldine doesn't seem to remember anything from that night, but she's very upset about her husband's death.
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