The Associate

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The Associate

By Phillip Margolin

HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061983863, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2010


A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue-collar kid turned high-powered lawyer Daniel Ames is on easy street as an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm until one man . . . and one case . . . change everything.

When a charismatic lawyer sues the firm's biggest client, a pharmaceutical company, for manufacturing a drug that causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel believes the case has no merit. But when information implicating company malfeasance surfaces, the intrepid lawyer doggedly scrambles to find the truth an investigation that leads him into a vortex of greed, corruption, deceit, and murder. Suddenly caught on the wrong side of the law and in the crosshairs of a powerful enemy, Daniel must unmask an evil conspiracy that wants to bury a deadly secret . . . and Daniel with it.

Praise For The Associate

“Undeniably entertaining and enjoyable.”
-Publishers Weekly (boxed review)

“A classic legal thriller … intelligent, stylishly written, and exciting. … [A] fine novel.”

“Multiple plot twists will keep you turning the pages.”