the purpose of defending Salander. From his sister Blomkvist had also learned that several distinguished lawyers had offered their services. Giannini had, on behalf of her client, courteously turned down every such proposal. As he waited for the trial to begin, Blomkvist glanced around at the other spectators. He caught sight of Armansky sitting near the exit and their eyes met for a moment. Ekström had a large stack of papers on his table. He greeted several journalists. Giannini sat at her table across from Ekström. She had her head down and was sorting through her papers. Blomkvist thought...