That Girl Started Her Own Country

I have filled my Larsson void with a book I found on Amazon called That Girl Started Her Own Country. It has an intriguing heroine like Lisbeth and some killer suspense to boot. Wondering if anyone here has read the book or heard of the Holy Ghost Writer? The length of the book was a lot shorter than Millennium but excellent.

Posted by Brian Matthews in Las Vegas , 7 September 2012

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12 thoughts on “That Girl Started Her Own Country”
  1. That Girl Started Her Own Country, Holy Ghost Writer, 2012, Kindle e-book (B0094IH8HC)

    This novel is about a woman who is able to handle herself quite well in US federal prison. It is also connected to two very famous pieces of writing, “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.

    A woman is arrested in present-day Miami on charges of running a very sophisticated money-laundering operation. She refuses to cooperate with the authorities, but does give the impression that she may be actual royalty. At her arraignment, she represents herself. She shows that she knows, and can argue, the relevant law better than even a first-rate lawyer. Later in the book, she shaves her head to prevent the authorities from getting her DNA from a strand of her hair.

    While in prison, and as an experienced hacker, she looks for dirt on the pair of FBI agents who arrested her. With access to seemingly unlimited amounts of money, she starts leaking high-level information to crusading journalist Steven Larsen, the only man who ever meant anything to her. Very strong precautions have to be taken, because this is the sort of information that could get any journalist on the assassination list of many governments. The connection between a present-day suspense story and a famous piece of 19th century literature comes near the end of the book.

    Here is a first-rate piece of writing. I may be among the few people who have never read any of Mr. Larsson’s books (I will have to do something about that). This book is very contemporary, and I look forward to reading the sequel.

    Posted by plappen in Connecticut ,

  2. I read the book and i liked it. Even though it is not very long it is interesting and well written. I am dying to know who is the author and why is he/she writing under Holy ghost writer.

    Posted by Nino in chicago ,

  3. i really want to read the book but its not available where i live. Can i get it from anywhere for free?

    Posted by anonymous in Islamabad ,

  4. I doubt it’s Eva Gabrielsson. Horribly written, illogical, inconsistent, improbable. And very very stupid.

    Posted by VW ,

  5. I will find it and read it then I will write about it ’cause I hunger and I grieve

    Posted by turtle in California ,

  6. I was disappointed but it was interesting what another person’s imagination did with the personae of Lisbeth.

    It made me want to go back and read the Pippi Longstocking book and see if this work did that as a start point.

    All in all I wish someone would have a goo at it–some one who would spend the time and effort this person did not seem to have devoted to the effort.

    Having read Eva Gabrielsson’s “There Are Some Things… I doubt she wrote this and I hope she did not.

    Posted by turtle in California ,

  7. If people who wrote on this subject That Girl Started Her Own Country pay attention to the subject.. how does Lizbeth related to it? I myself would want her to live in our country and to meet her in person. Honestly I think society would have less sadists and rapists if people like Sally really existed..

    Posted by Cindy in St. Louis MO ,

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