The Associate

Version: Abridged
Author: Phillip M. Margolin
Narrator: Margaret Whitton
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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A mesmerizing tale of deceit and criminal stealth from Phillip Margolin, the New York Times bestselling master of the courtroom thriller.

Daniel Ames is an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm, earning more money than he ever imagined possible.

When a charismatic civil litigator sues the firm's biggest client for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel is certain the claim has no merit. But as he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later he is arrested for murder.

Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation -- and in the process unearths a trail of deceit. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Performed by Margaret Whitton

Reviews (5)

Written by Cherie LeBlanc on July 30th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A well done book, good story, well told. I have enjoyed each of Phillip Margolin's books.

The Associate

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on December 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Enjoyed this book. Was glad to see a brief appearance of Amada Jaffe in this story. For an attorney the hero made a few dumb mistakes but I guess that would probably be true in real life. I will look for more books by this author and reader.

Good Book, Will look for this author again

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on November 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I liked this book. It is solid, good ending and written well.

The Associate

Written by Nanette on July 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I just recently discovered this author and really enjoy his stories. This book was suspenseful and I didn't guess "the culprit". Worth the listen.

The Associate

Written by Anonymous on February 12th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Our hero Daniel is a bit too wimpy, and his dialogue does not seem realistic. Other characters are more complex.

Author Details

Author Details

Margolin, Phillip M.

"For almost 25 years, Phillip Margolin worked as a criminal defense attorney in Portland, Oregon at both the trial and appellate levels. During his law career, he tried a great number of cases and even argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1974, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine published a short story he had written called ""The Girl in the Yellow Bikini."" This achievement gave Margolin the confidence he needed to begin writing books. The general public was introduced to Phillip Margolin --- the novelist --- when Heartstone was released in 1978.

Margolin has used his extensive knowledge of the law and his many years of experience in the courtroom to write a series of highly successful and popular legal thrillers, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers. His latest effort is Ties That Bind and, if his past successes are any indication, this novel will be the next great ""edge-of-your-seat"" thriller.

To celebrate the release of Ties That Bind, AuthorsOnTheWeb has chosen Phillip Margolin as our Author of the Month. Readers can learn more about Margolin's life and works through trivia questions, fast facts and biographical information, as well as links to his website, bibliography and book reviews."

Margolin, Phillip

Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.