“The Associate” is a 384-page legal thriller written by American author John Grisham. 2.8 million copies of the book will be released in the United States by Doubleday on January 27, 2009. “The Associate” will be Grisham’s 22nd novel. Doubleday says the first printing is 2.8 million copies.
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 fledgling career and, possibly, his entire life.