The Associate - John Grisham

The Associate

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2009-01-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 433 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait until you meet Kyle McAvoy, The Associate

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.

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  • Associates

    By surelycharmed
    Great plot with a few, “No he didn’t” parts. But all in all a great read.
  • ????

    By Dallas Teacher
    His stories are amazing!! I am getting tired of a no real ending. It’s like this story just stopped. I wish I would not have read it. Quite frustrating.
  • Room for improvement

    By Hilltopper24
    Don’t recommend this one. Story kept me reading as I waited for it to come together. It never came together for me. He expected his father to blow up upon informing him-he didn’t. Their interaction was surprisingly undramatic after the buildup. The female lawyer Mike was supposed to be ferocious. She wasn’t. A strange unsolved murder of a trust fund kid and the suggestion of partner mutiny wasn’t enough information. I’m ok with some mystery at the end so the reader can draw their own conclusions but this one didn’t provide it. Grisham is an engaging author but I think there was room for much improvement on this one.
  • WORST John Grisham EVER!

    By Nike Athlete
    Please do not waste your time. This book is a joke. Nothing is resolved at the end. A character escapes and we do not find out why?!? Ridiculous!
  • The associate

    By aib14
    Not his best
  • The Associate

    By Donnie55r
    This book was totally exhilarating, I don't care what the critics say! As an avid reader of John Grisham, I've read everyone of his cloak and dagger novels. This is right up there with the best of them. Some say the book simply ends, this is not true in my opinion. As a social worker, I know the difference between ending and closure. The main character definitely finds closure in his own way. This was another book that I simply could not put down. It held my interest all the way to the end, which was not predictable at all.
  • Almost there

    By ShortshiftMX5
    I enjoyed the book, for as far as it went. When I ran out of pages I thought I hadn't downloaded all of the chapters. I discovered that the book ended, but the story didn't.
  • Good storyline, bad ending

    By Desert Fox_J
    The storyline was great, but the ending, or lack there of, was a bit of a disappointment.
  • Good

    By YYCM
    I consider myself as Grisham's #1 fan. I love his work, and this isn't the exception, but there's no ending. Dissapointing.
  • Hated the ending

    By JeannaGTX
    Good read but I needed more to the ending.