The Associate Author:John Grisham Kyle McAvoy grew up in his fathers small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. — But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the w... more »rong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want even though it's a job most law students can only dream about.
Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
This is another example of John Grisham doing what he does best. As usual, the plot line is full of twists and turns and all sorts of action. This book is different, however, in a couple of ways. First, we're allowed into the character more in that we know what he's thinking, we know what actions he intends to take regarding what's going. But, there are some open ends. You hear about particular stores, but you are never with the main character when he visits them. You know that the main character must be doing research, but other than stating that the main character has a sudden penchant for spy novels, you never are told what research he did.
Finally, the ending was just flat and completely anticlimactic. Furthermore, I feel like I've been robbed because I wasn't told ANYTHING! Now, I know that recently Grisham has going a little sneaky about giving the reader an unexpected ending, but this was NO ending. It was, to me, an utter disappointment. And, because nothing was told, it actually made me wish that I hadn't read the book at all.
Go a head and read this, but remember that you will know just as little at the end of the book as you do in the begining.
Grisham at his best. A well developed main character and fascinating plot and a great glimpse at life in a big Wall Street law firm. The ending seemed a little abrupt or quiet for some reason but very satisfying.
Another best seller from John Grisham. I could not put it down.
The Associate is a thriller about a young lawyer who has an ambition to be in the world's largest law firm. Kyle will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.
I highly recommend this and all John Grisham books