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Publisher Description

In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.

“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
“A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated Press

In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. 

Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence.  But no one was listening.  He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.

Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time.  Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.

They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Michael Beck
hr min
October 15
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

shamelin1973 ,

Another amazing book from Grisham

Did not realize at first but this book was written as close to a true story from a case here in Texas. John Grisham really does good to keep you in the moment in his books. This one should have a movie done.

Mama Sigs ,

The Guardians

John Grisham nails it again. We listened to this as an audiobook and were completely absorbed in the plot and the characters. How Grisham continues to come up with new scenarios is amazing to me. Well done and 5 stars.

Harvey Preston ,

Another disappointment

I keep hoping that John Grisham will redeem himself, will start writing interesting books again. But this wasn’t it. This book is plodding and boring. The main character is completely lackluster. The only thing that saves it is the compelling subject matter. And by subject matter I don’t mean plot. The plot itself is mired down in grim details. I applaud Mr. Grisham for bringing the plight of innocent convicts to light. But maybe he should think about writing some non-fiction, rather than dragging his loyal readers through yet another one of his causes. As I forced myself to complete this book, I couldn’t help remembering his outstanding, compelling, exciting, suspenseful earlier work. The Firm. A Time to Kill. The Pelican Brief. This book doesn’t feel like it is even written by the same author. I’ll keep reading Grisham. But I no longer recommend him.

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