Starts up immediately where [b:The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo|2429135|The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo|Stieg Larsson|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qVo7%2BUPbL._SL75_.jpg|1708725]leaves off. Unlike with the first book, I was able to get into this one right away. Very enjoyable and hard to put down. The great thing about this series so far is that it's unpredictable, at least in my humble opinion. I never know where the story is going to go or how the pieces are going to fit together until suddenly the whole picture is revealed. At least, you think it's revealed until you start the next book and realize that there's still more.