"The Associate" is a novel written by John Grisham. It follows the story of an ambitious lawyer, Cooper, who is accepted into a prestigious law firm. Cooper quickly becomes disillusioned with the culture of greed and power that he finds at the law firm. So he decides to join forces with an old friend from his days in college to start their own law practice. When they are caught stealing from one of their clients and are threatened with prison, they decide to try to blackmail one of their partners in order to get out from under the charges.The Associate:A novel by John Grisham that follows the story of an ambitious lawyer who quickly becomes disillusioned with the culture of greed and power at a prestigious law firm after joining forces with an old friend.