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.
- Verlag: Arrow Books
- Seitenzahl: 485
- Ausstattung/Bilder: 2009. 496 S. 178 mm
- Abmessung: 177mm x 110mm x 38mm
- Gewicht: 281g
- ISBN-13: 9780099536994
- ISBN-10: 0099536994
- Best.Nr.: 26050416
"Grisham's confident style hasn't changed, and THERE'S SUSPENSE APLENTY ." - People
"Grisham makes it easy for us to keep flipping the pages... A DEVASTATING PORTRAIT OF THE BIG-TIME, BIG-BUCKS LEGAL WORLD ." -Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post
"Throughout, Grisham unwinds the spool of his narrative at a MASTERFUL , page-turning pace that pulls readers in and keeps them wanting more... The Associate is an absorbing thriller that's A FITTING FOLLOW-UP TO THE FIRM ." - The Boston Globe
" COMPULSIVELY READABLE ...You're peering into a secret world of power and money. What more could you or any red-blooded American ask for?" - Time magazine
" A PAGE-TURNER ...Kyle McAvoy recalls Mitch McDeere from Grisham's breakout novel The Firm . He's young, idealistic, handsome, a little too cocky for his own good, but a brilliant lawyer who gets pulled in over his head and given an education in how the world really works." - The Los Angeles Times
From the Hardcover edition.