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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This righteously angry legal thriller was inspired by John Grisham’s admiration for the work of faith-based organizations fighting on behalf of the wrongfully accused. Quincy Miller is a black man imprisoned for over 20 years for a murder he didn’t commit—but as lawyer-turned-minister Cullen Post and his team work to free Quincy, the powerful people who framed him fight back. Actor Michael Beck (who stared in the ’70s cult action movie The Warriors) gives each character a memorable voice of their own; we especially loved his dynamic portrayal of the humble-yet-driven Cullen. The Guardians is as gripping as earlier Grisham hits like The Pelican Brief, but it’s more than just another pageturner—the book’s social commentary may inspire you to get involved with organizations like the Innocence Project yourself.
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Classic Grisham !
Great book and very good narration.
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.