The Associate (Mass Market Paperback)

By Phillip Margolin

HarperTorch, 9780061030642, 416pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2002



A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue collar boy 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...changes 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)

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

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