I try to take as a maxim Charley's words when he is threatened by a gangster after failing to throw a match: "What are ya gonna do--kill me? Everybody dies."
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy novels are outrageously over-rated. The engaging Swedish movies based on Larsson's books indicate that a good editor could probably have made a decent novel or two out of them. The first editorial task--deleting the silly and pedantic descriptions of various bits of computer hardware and software.