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...more
A company has been selling Insufort, to prevent gestational diabetes in women. It works, but the company who produces is burned out, or its research labs anyway. Women are claiming the risks for babies may be comparable with Thalidomide, where thousands of babies ending without normal arms. Geller, the creator, has to settle, because repeating the horrors of Thalidomide ...more
Additionally, this book is far too long. Th ...more
Alan Parks, een advocaat, probeert in dit boek het verhaal achter een ontvoering met fatale gevolgen te vinden. Hij verdedigt hierbij Paul ...more
For a book with the most boring, unoriginal title, The Associate by Phillip Margolin is definitely a fun, quick, and suspenseful read!
Daniel Ames is a high-powered, hard-working lawyer who becomes involved in a large case involving a pharmaceutical company and a drug that causes severe birth defects in babies when taken by pregnant women. As Daniel digs deeper into the case, he learns that not everyone involved in th ...more
Margolin, Phillip - Standalone
HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0060196254
First Sentence: An icy wind whipped down Mercer Street, rattling awnings, scattering paper scraps and raking Gene Arnold’s cheeks raw.
Daniel Ames worked his way through college and law school and is now a litigation associate with the prestigious firm of Reed, Briggs, Stephens, Stottlemeyer and Compton. The firm is representing Geller Pharmaceuticals, maker ...more
We've read and thoroughly enjoyed Margolin's seven other novels. This one -- to us, short at 292 pages less the equivalent of about 45 blank pages -- simply has an overcomplicated plot and underdeveloped characters. Sounds like a book forced out to meet a deadline. The fact that it's organized into 54 chapters -- so like 5 pages each -- gives you an idea of how choppy this story is. Plus real lawyers just don't do stuff like this. The one tactic we liked was the mini- ...more
If the first two opening scenes don't grab you than you had better check your pulse and see if you're still alive!
Others have reviewed The Associate and correctly stated that it is not a pure legal thriller. True enough. There are legal parts to this story, but the case is not resolved through fancy legal footwork. Rather, the thriller becomes a mystery too and we race along with our heroes to see if they can save everyone and expose the villains.
Is it great ...more