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
The undisputed master of the legal thriller gets personal in The Guardians, which is inspired by his admiration for the work of faith-based organizations fighting on behalf of the wrongfully accused. John Grisham’s novel stars Cullen Post, a lawyer working to exonerate Quincy Miller, a black man framed for murder by powerful people over 20 years ago. But righting that wrong could mean a death sentence for the innocence crusader himself. The Guardians is filled with righteous social commentary, but it still shows off Grisham’s talent for suspense and plot twists. The novel’s as gripping as previous thrillers like A Time to Kill, but it also tugged at our heartstrings.
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The Guardians The Law and Lawers
I found it hard to put this book down. As usual the details, the details, the details and the anticipation keeps me reading.
Read every book John Grisham has written and kept them all for future rereads.
Typical Grisham but certainly entertaining. I wonder how good he could be if he raised the bar.
Good, not great
Predictable but nice story.