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The clues were set out by the author of the Millennium novels. Now they are followed by a journalist.

Once Stieg Larsson died, The Girl’s writer with the Dragon Tattoo operated on a real mystery that overturned his Millennium novels: the assassination of Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister, on February 28, 1986. It was the first time in history that a head of state was killed without a clue who did it – and at a point-blank range on a Stockholm street. 

Internationally known for his fictional far-right characters, Larsson knew their real-life equivalents well and reported worldwide terrorist activities. He had collected evidence for years that connected their terrorist acts to what he called “one of the most spectacular murder cases” that he had ever reported. The archive of Larsson was forgotten until the author’s secret project was granted exclusive access to journalist Jan Stocklassa. 

Stocklassa gathers the pieces of Larsson’s true-crime puzzle in The Man Who Played with Fire to follow the trail of mystery, terrorism, and conspiracy begun by one of the most popular thriller writers in the world. They set out together to solve a mystery that nobody else can.