There are so many criminals in The Girl Who Played With Fire we can barely keep count. Many of these criminals are those who are supposed to be fighting crime, not engaging in it. We have journalist, judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, members of the Swedish Secret Police, and the regular police force involved in the sex trade and in covering up serious crimes. Outside those institutions we find drug dealers, pimps, murderers, and criminal masterminds all wreaking havoc with sanction from the authorities. And then we have Salander. Between her hacking and the other techniques she uses to fight crime and exact vengeance, she's always on shaky legal ground. Her beloved guardian, Holger Palmgren, thinks, "whatever she [is] up to might be dubious in the eyes of the law but not a crime against God's laws" (8.145). Even Blomkvist seems to admire her willingness to do what she thinks is right, even when it's illegal. What do you think?