The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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At first she did not understand what was happening. Then she saw the handcuffs close around her wrists. (13.200)
Salander doesn't anticipate Bjurman's attack because she finds no hints of such behavior when she investigates him. She knows she's on a dangerous mission (to film him raping her) but has no idea how dangerous this really is.
She shoved the taser into his left armpit and fired off 750,000 volts. When his legs began to give way, she used all her strength to push him down on the bed. (14.28)
Yes, Salander sure doesn't hesitate to use violence on her attacker Bjurman when she visits him in his apartment for the second time. How do you feel about this?
Suddenly he heard a sharp crack and the grey concrete wall next to his head exploded. Then he felt the pain as fragments of concrete and shrapnel tore a deep gash in his scalp. (22.92)
When somebody (Martin) starts shooting at Blomkvist, his year in the military as young man pays off. He goes into full battlefield mode and it saves his life.