The Associate (Paperback)

By John Grisham

Bantam, 9780345525727, 373pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011



Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they ll use to ruin him unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world's largest law firm. If Kyle accepts, he ll be on the fast track to partnership and a fortune. But there's a catch. Kyle won t be working "for" the firm but "against" it in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him, the FBI, and his own law firm in a malignant conspiracy not even Kyle, with all his intellect, cunning, and bravery, may be able to escape alive.

About the Author

JOHN GRISHAM has written twenty previous novels and one work of nonfiction, " The Innocent Man," published in 2006. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi. "From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For The Associate

“Compulsively readable.”—Time

“Masterful . . . an absorbing thriller.”—The Boston Globe

“Impossible to put down.”—The New York Times
“A page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times