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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 25. Chapters: Novels by John Grisham, The Associate, Ford County, A Time to Kill, The Confession, The Firm, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, A Painted House, The Client, The Broker, The Street Lawyer, The Appeal, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, Skipping Christmas, The Last Juror, The Pelican Brief, Playing for Pizza, The Partner, The Testament, Bleachers, The King of Torts, The Chamber, The Brethren, The Summons. Excerpt: The Associate is a legal thriller by John Grisham. His twenty-first novel, it was published by Doubleday and released in the United States on January 27, 2009. As an idealistic law student and editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, Kyle McAvoy has the promise of a highly successful career, although after graduation, he intends to devote three years to public service before applying for employment with a prestigious firm. His plans are derailed when he is approached by two FBI agents (later proved to be bogus) who interogate him and then pass him on to a mysterious man known only as Bennie Wright. Bennie has a videotape of a party that took place in Kyle's apartment five years earlier, when he was an undergraduate student at Duquesne University. In it, two of Kyle's fraternity brothers, Joey Bernardo and Baxter Tate, are seen having sexual relations with Elaine Keenan, a coed who later claimed she was raped while unconscious, a charge seemingly supported by Joey asking Baxter "Is she awake?" on the tape. At the time, the incident was investigated by local police, who determined there had been no assault and declined to take further action. With the tape now in his possession, Bennie threatens to expose Kyle's secret unless he cooperates with him and his associates. Bennie's plan is to have Kyle accept a position at New York Cit...