The Associate is a legal thriller by John Grisham. His 21st novel, it was published by Doubleday and released in the United States on January 26, 2009. Kyle McAvoy experienced his childhood in his dad’s humble community law office in York, Pennsylvania. He exceeded expectations in school, was chosen editorial manager in-head of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has boundless potential. Yet, Kyle has a mystery, a dull one, a scene from school that he has attempted to overlook. The mystery, however, falls under the control of an inappropriate people, and Kyle is compelled to accept a position he doesn’t need – despite the fact that it’s an occupation most law understudies can just dream about. A quarter of a year in the wake of leaving Yale, Kyle turns into a partner at the biggest law office on the planet, where, notwithstanding providing legal counsel, he is relied upon to lie, take, and partake in a plan that could send him to jail, if not get him slaughtered.

A quarter of a year in the wake of leaving Yale, Kyle turns into a partner at the biggest law office on the planet, where, notwithstanding providing legal counsel, he is relied upon to lie, take, and partake in a plan that could send him to jail, if not get him slaughtered. With a remarkable cast of characters and miscreants – from Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to Dale, a pretty yet apparently calm former math instructor who shares Kyle’s “desk area” at the law office, to two of the most impressive and wildly serious defense contractors in the nation – and highlighting all the exciting bends in the road that have made John Grisham the most well known storyteller on the planet, The Associate is vintage Grisham.