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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Chapter 11 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Saturday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 18

  • Blomkvist takes Berger to meet Henrik. Henrik tells Berger he wants to invest, as a partner, in Millennium, which he knows is having money problems due to the Wennerström affair.
  • Back in the guesthouse, Blomkvist realizes that Berger planned the deal with Vanger.
  • At dinner, Berger accepts Henrik's offer without consulting Blomkvist.
  • In bed later, he learns Berger's been making a deal with Vanger for a week. She did it for revenge. They make love again. Blomkvist gets over his irritation by the time she leaves Sunday.
  • Blomkvist learns that Harriet changed from a social girl to an isolated one during the last year of her life. She also became more religious, exploring versions of Christianity.
  • Morell thought Harriet's friend Anita Vanger might have known something, but she didn't.
  • Morell thinks Harriet's date book holds a clue.
  • In the back, there's a page where three names and two sets of initials, each with a five-digit number, like a phone number, next to it. Morell doesn't know what it means.
  • In mid-February, Salander requests a meeting with Nils Bjurman. Her state-of-the-art iBook got run over by a car in the Milton Security parking garage.
  • Since Bjurman controls her account she has to ask him for the money to buy a new one. They are meeting at 7:30pm at his office.
  • Blomkvist is satisfied with Morell's investigation and doesn't think he can find anything new. Around 7:30 he sees a light go on at Cecilia's across the way. He goes over.
  • Cecilia seduces him and they make love.
  • At Bjurman's office, he touches Salander's breast. She keeps her cool, afraid of the consequences if she loses her temper.
  • He says he'll have her locked up if she doesn't do what he says.
  • He makes her perform oral sex. In the bathroom, she's shaking and trying to get his semen off her clothes, and the taste of it out her mouth. He writes her a check and she leaves.

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