Readers have the ultimate say on what's right and what's wrong in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Each character has a distinct, and sometimes bizarre, moral code as a guide, for good or bad. Most characters must make tough ethical decisions, sometimes being asked to choose between doing what they think is right and doing what is legal. In most cases, we find people determined to do what they think is right, though we don't always agree with them. We can't help but be in favor of Salander's supporters, though they bend the law for "good." But we also see the Section, a rogue group within the Swedish Secret Police, convinced that their illegal cover-ups and murders are for the greater good.