The Associate - John Grisham

The Associate

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2009-01-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 245 Ratings


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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.


  • 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.
  • Good...except for the ending

    By Catie & Cody
    This could have been one of Mr. Grisham's best works had he not rushed the conclusion to meet his annual deadline.
  • The Associate

    By Jkgt264
    I thought it was a overall good book. Except for the ending.
  • Great Book.

    By ConservativeHoosier
    As always, John Grisham has another amazing book. This one in particular starts a little quicker than some of his previous books. Great read!
  • B+

    By luke5734
    Typical Grisham, predictable but fun to read.
  • the associate

    By mdjkieffer
    Little disappointed in the ending. there were a lot of loose ends left. not his best work
  • Gripping..... For a bit

    By Mister Toad
    The Firm was the book that hooked me into becoming a "reader!!" So I have always been a Grisham fan.... This was right along the lines of some of his best, such as The Firm and The Partner..... BUT..... C'mon!!!! As reviews have mentioned, the ending is not good. But how can we really say that!!! There simply IS no ending! So, like all great cliffhanger movies, shows, etc., I'll simply wait for part 2 of this great book!! Hopefully sooner than later!!!