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AN AMERICAN CLASSIC FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING MASTER LEGAL THRILLER WRITER.

It's a deadly game of blackmail. And they're making him play.

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 entire life.

One night that secret catches up with him in the form of a deeply compromising video of the incident that haunts him. Kyle realises that he no longer owns his own future that he must do as his blackmailers tell him, or the video will be made public, with all the unpleasant consequences.

What price do they demand for Kyle's secret? It is for Kyle to take a job in New York as an associate at the largest law firm in the world. Kyle won't be working for this company, but against it passing on the secrets of it's biggest trial to date, a dispute worth billions of dollars to the victor.

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

Reviews

In typical Grisham fashion it does hurtle along at a decent clip

London Lite

Grisham never disappoints and this is another fantastic read

The Sun

In The Associate, John Grisham returns to the legal milieu he explored so vividly in The Firm. Grisham is such a storyteller that you want to turn the page

The Guardian

The cat-and-mouse game that ensues is gripping, the legal background utterly convincing

Sunday Telegraph

Grisham's new book harks back to the one that made him famous, and effectively defined the legal thriller genre: The Firm. Grisham does a fine job of evoking the insanely competitive culture of a major New York law firm.

The Mail on Sunday

The Associate grabs the reader quickly and becomes impossible to put down

New York Times

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  • Paperback

    9780099502234

    November 1, 2013

    Arrow

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407058887

    June 1, 2010

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    496 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9781846571596

    February 2, 2009

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    RRP $32.99

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