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About the Book

The Associate

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father’s small-town law office
in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected
editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future
has limitless potential.

But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that
he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of
the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn’t
want --- even though it’s a job most law students can only
dream about.

Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at
the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing
law, he is expected to lie, steal and take part in a scheme that
could send him to prison, if not get him killed.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains --- from
Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to
Dale, a pretty but seemingly quiet former math teacher who shares
Kyle’s “cubicle” at the law firm, to two of the
most powerful and fiercely competitive defense contractors in the
country --- and featuring all the twists and turns that have made
John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, THE
ASSOCIATE is vintage Grisham.

THE ASSOCIATE © Copyright 2010 by John Grisham. Reprinted
with permission by Doubleday. All rights reserved.

The Associate
by John Grisham

  • Publication Date: January 27, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • ISBN-10: 0385517831
  • ISBN-13: 9780385517836