The early sections of The Girl Who Played With Fire feature Lisbeth Salander trying to reconstruct her identity. Having the billions of kronor she stole in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo makes this task seem a lot easier than it really is. With the money, she's able to take a long vacation, get breast implants, have a tattoo removed, and buy a humongous apartment. When she returns to Stockholm from her travels, she tries to fashion a 'normal' life and to repair damaged friendships. But, her identity as Alexander Zalachenko's daughter rears its ugly head. Though Salander has been careful to keep the details of her past to herself, when her fingerprints are found on a gun used in a triple murder, her secrets and tons of rumors about her are made public. Everyone from the media to the police to random people on the street think they know Salander, yet her real identity is masked by bogus social welfare reports, nasty rumors, and deceptive psychiatric reports.