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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 22nd 2009
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
I picked up this book a few months ago at a town wide rummage sale for an insanely low price. If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in "The Firm," waituntil you meet Kyle McAvoy, "The Associate" Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in...
(I just came to know that there is an actual law firm in New York City that is a spitting image of the one in Grisham's book. A friend's daughter interned there and the 12 hour days, working weekends, meals and transport charged to clients, are real. The junior staff average about 2 years and burn...
Even though the "thriller" bit started right off the bat, the actual unfolding of the story (background) felt slow to me.The main gist of the story is that Kyle McEvoy was about to graduate (law) and was, basically, on top of his class. Due to some "questionable" past event, Kyle was being blackmai...
I don't know if I've ever read a John Grisham novel before, and this was pretty much what I expected. Entertaining, fairly fast-moving, shallow plot and characters. I didn't mind read it, I wouldn't avoid John Grisham novels in the future, but I won't seek them out either.(Some sloppy editing in a c...