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The Associate
The Associate
Author: Phillip Margolin
A poster boy for the American Dream, former blue collar boy turned high-powered lawyer Daniel Ames is on easy street as an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm. Until one man...and one case...changes everything.When a charismatic lawyer sues the firm's biggest client, a pharmaceutical company, for manufacturing a drug ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780061030642
ISBN-10: 0061030643
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 404
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3.7 stars, based on 108 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I really like Phillip Margolin's style of writing.... The young lawyer who is living his dream of being an associate for a prestigious law firm is falsely accused of murder. This intricate conspiracy plot to frame him stems from murder/kidnappings that happened years before and the real villian will surprise you.
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Wow, this book had so many twists and thrils!! Keeps you wanting to know more and more. A lawyer believes that a case has no merit, and ends up trying to find the truth. It really gets intense! Great book to read!

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A junior associate in a big Portland, Or law firm gets caught in the middle of a case between some families with deformed kids and a large pharmaceutical company. In a twist from normal plots, the bad guys in this case are the defense attorneys who are planting evidence to get the company to settle to save face even though there is no real factual basis for their case. People are getting killed and the case is connected to a series of murders in Arizona which become linked. It was a good if somewhat predictable (at the end) plot, but the author did a good job of keeping you guessing.
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I enjoyed this story. keeps you reading, wanting to know what happens next. It has a little twist at the end even though you can figure out the main theme the details are a little more trickier.
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Daniel Ames, a blue-collar associate at a preppy, white-shoe law firm, gets snookered by a pretty colleague into reviewing thousands of pages of documents. The client, a pharmaceutical company, is charged with falsifying test results on a new drug that appears to cause horrendous birth defects. Daniel is sure the company didn't do it, but among all the documents he overlooks a letter that could destroy his client's defense. The opposing counsel gets hold of it, and the next thing you know, Daniel's smack in the middle of a murder as well as the attendant legal fraud and chicanery. Who else, besides its manufacturer, wants the truth about the drug trials covered up? Whose body, charred almost beyond recognition, was found in the lab along with a score of dead test monkeys? And what's the connection between a double kidnapping and murder that happened years ago in Arizona and the headline-grabbing lawyer that's trying to pin the blame on Daniel's client for the drug's terrible effects?


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