| Quote #10
The bullet caused immediate massive trauma. Her last sensation was a glowing red shock that turned into a white light. (31.158)
The bullet comes from Zala. Like her mother before her, Salander is very nearly destroyed by the man.
| Quote #11
At the same moment that Zalachenko turned on the light switch, the blade of the axe struck him across the right side of his face, smashing his cheekbone and penetrating into his forehead. (32.87)
So now mother, daughter, and father all have severe head injuries. There something grimly poetic about this, we dare say.