In this section we additionally see more of Salander’s behavior, which suggests a deep-seated distrust of even those who help her. Despite the fact that Armansky has employed her, given her the leeway to dress and act as she wants, and defended her work and professionalism to clients, she still breaks into his office and snoops around his private papers. She has evidently broken in to collect information repeatedly in the past. It isn’t clear why exactly she wants to know everything about Armansky’s business, but her behavior suggests that she’s collecting the information just in case she ever finds herself at a disadvantage with him. This mindset becomes perhaps more understandable knowing that Armansky has made it clear that he finds Salander physically attractive, and given that he’s her boss, and therefore in a position of power over her, learning his secrets becomes a way of leveling the playing field.