The Associate

A Novel

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307576159

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they’ll use to ruin him–unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world’s largest law firm. If Kyle accepts, he’ll be on the fast track to partnership and a fortune. But there’s a catch. Kyle won’t be working for the firm but against it in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him, the FBI, and his own law firm–in a malignant conspiracy not even Kyle with all his intellect, cunning, and bravery may be able to escape alive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

The Associate

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385517831

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy 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.

The Associate

A Novel

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440243823

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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Promising law school graduate Kyle McAvoy's dark secret is discovered by some unscrupulous characters who blackmail him into taking a job with a prestigious law firm, where he participates in an illegal and dangerous scheme.

The Associate

Author: Phillip Margolin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061793493

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth in the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical research from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller. Daniel Ames is living the American dream. Though born into poverty and living on the streets by the age of fifteen, Daniel has overcome every obstacle -- and now is an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm, earning more money than he ever imagined possible. But when Aaron Flynn enters his life, Daniel finds himself caught between his towering ambition and his bedrock idealism. Flynn, a charismatic civil litigator, sues Geller Pharmaceuticals -- Reed, Briggs's biggest client -- for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects. Daniel is certain the claim has no merit -- until a memo written by a Geller scientist is found, detailing the shocking results of a study that implicates the company in a horrific lie. Could Daniel unwittingly be helping Geller cover up a dark secret? As he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later the man who fired him is murdered. Daniel is arrested. With help from two women, including lawyer Amanda Jaffe (whom we met in Wild Justice), Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation -- and in the process unearths a trail of deceit that leads back to a series of unsolved kidnappings seven years earlier. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.


The Associate Pastor

Second Chair, Not Second Best

Author: Martin E. Hawkins,Kelli Sallman

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805440645

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Encourages current and prospective associate pastors to reevaluate the significance and importance of their role and calling for the local body of Christ.




The Associate University Librarian Handbook

A Resource Guide

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly very few mentoring experiences available. The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide looks to change that. Covering such topics as managing change, funding, research, career management, and more, this book will be a valuable tool and guide for both those in the position of associate university librarian and for those aspiring to get there.








The Associate

Author: Global Dogan

Publisher: DISCOZUU

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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From Publishers Weekly Bestseller Grisham's contemporary legal thriller offers an action-and-suspense plot reminiscent of that of his breakout book, 1991's The Firm, in contrast to 2008's didactic The Appeal, which served as a platform for his concerns about the corrupting effects of judicial elections. Kyle McAvoy, a callow Yale Law School student, dreams of a public service gig on graduation, until shadowy figures blackmail him with a videotape that could revive a five-year-old rape accusation. Instead of helping those in need, McAvoy accepts a position at a huge Wall Street firm, Scully & Pershing, whose clients include a military contractor enmeshed in a $800 billion lawsuit concerning a newly-designed aircraft. McAvoy can avoid exposure of his past if he feeds his new masters inside information on the case. Readers should be prepared for some predictable twists, an ending with some unwarranted ambiguity and some unconvincing details (the idea that a secret file room in a high stakes litigation case would be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every night stretches credulity to the breaking point). Still, Grisham devotees should be satisfied, even if this is one of his lesser works. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Bookmarks Magazine Critics agree with Entertainment Weeklythat The Associate"is vintage Grisham, for better or worse, made timely with its sorry portrait of what passes for everyday ethics on Wall Street." Like his previous novels, The Associateis heavy on readability, predictability, and pace, and lighter on character development, scene setting, and style—no surprises here. Fans of Grisham cited masterfully drawn characters and page-turning subplots, but less enthusiastic reviewers faulted stock villains, a rather mysterious Kyle, and implausible storylines. Timeeven claimed that unlike Michael Crichton or Scott Turow, who "wrestle with actual issues," Grisham deals with, well, nothing. Still, you know what you're getting into with The Associate, for better or for worse. Copyright 2009 Bookmarks Publishing LLC

The Associate

Author: Simon Bent

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781840022780

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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It's not safe, the world is not a safe place. A pensioner has his council house re-decorated by two self-employed chancers. But there are worse crimes than benefit fraud. The play provides a comic study of politics and wallpapering. It was first performed at the National Theatre in August 2002.