The inheritor of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series talks about the controversial new book

"I've never met an author who wanted their authorship to rest in peace."

Tasha Robinson: There were some fairly extreme secrecy and security precautions around The Girl In The Spider's Web you wrote it on a computer with no internet access, journalists were only allowed to preview a few hard-copy pages under highly controlled circumstances, that sort of thing. Did any of this affect your writing process? Did it put you in the right paranoid mindset for a book full of hackers, espionage, and conspiracy?

David Lagercrantz: It did, actually! I think it was kind of a paradox, because I wrote about the same world that I was living in. The Edward Snowden scandal was one of the inspi