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The Associate | [John Grisham]

The Associate

Kyle McAvoy is one of the outstanding legal students of his generation: he's good looking, has a brilliant mind and a glittering future ahead of him. But he has a secret from his past, a secret that threatens to destroy his fledgling career and, possibly, his entire life. One night that secret catches up with him in the form of some bad men in a dark alley -- they have a deeply compromising video of the incident that haunts him. The men make it clear to Kyle that he no longer owns his own future.
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Kyle McAvoy is one of the outstanding legal students of his generation: he's good looking, has a brilliant mind and a glittering future ahead of him. But he has a secret from his past, a secret that threatens to destroy his fledgling career and, possibly, his entire life.

One night that secret catches up with him in the form of some bad men in a dark alley -- they have a deeply compromising video of the incident that haunts him. The men make it clear to Kyle that he no longer owns his own future -- that he must do as they tell him, or the video will be made public knowledge, with all the unpleasant consequences.

What price do they demand for Kyle's secret? Strangely, it is for Kyle to do exactly what any ambitious young lawyer would want to do: take a job in New York as an associate at the largest law firm in the world, a job that is incredibly well paid and, with mammoth hours and outrageous billing, could lead to partnership and a fortune.

But Kyle won't be working for the company, but against it - passing on the secrets of the company's biggest trial to date, a dispute between two defense contractors worth billions of dollars to the victor. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him and the FBI, who would love to unmask the conspiracy. Will his intellect, cunning, and bravery be enough to extricate him from an impossible dilemma?

Full of twists and turns and reminiscent of The Firm, The Associate is vintage John Grisham

©2009 Belfy Holdings Inc; (P)2009 Random House Inc

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    "Ordinary"

    Having read all of John Grisham books I looked forward with anticipation to listening to one. What a light weight book this is. It would seem that maybe John Grisham is turning out too many books and is turning simple ideas into long drawn out melodramas.
    Don't bother.

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    Stephen Larsen Sydney, Australia 05-07-09
    Stephen Larsen Sydney, Australia 05-07-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Disappointing overall"

    Whilst this story has an interesting premise, and I understand based on an idea from an actual case, this was very disappointing overall for me. This was my first abridged audiobook, and my initial reaction when I finished was that 'abridged' means removing the ending! The story finishes so abruptly without any form of resolution and numerous 'loose ends' just kept open.

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    Aden Mullewa, WA, Australia 05-06-09
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    "First JG in many years"

    I thoroughly enjoyed it, although the end is left a little too open for my taste.

    Another hour or two to tie things up would have made it 5*

    Enjoy

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    W G Lynwood, WA, Australia 05-06-09
    W G Lynwood, WA, Australia 05-06-09
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    "Okay I guess"

    I was expecting a book as good as "The Appeal" but this one let me down, especially from the fact that there was no moral to the story that I could understand. It felt just like a bunch of events happening and then it was over. I did like some of the personalities in the book though.

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    The story is good enough while it lasts but I felt that the ending was only half of the tale. Not enough goes on to make this a classic, I certainly couldn't see this making hollywood. It's well written with good dialogue but I felt let down with the ending

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