By John Grisham
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.
Not what I expected but so good!5By Nikki7189I’m so glad I read this. Grisham’s skilled writing made me wish I could be one of the Guardians. It started out slow but thoughtful, the pace of the lawyers at work striving to exonerate their clients. The final third was great, full of pieces coming together and a bit of adventure; I couldn’t put it down. I appreciate understanding this area of our failed system better and my heart breaks for those paying for crimes they didn’t commit. A huge thank you to lawyers who sacrifice so that some may go free. Keep up the good work and may God bless you!
The Guardians3By Auburn Tiger/AggieTypical Grisham but certainly entertaining. I wonder how good he could be if he raised the bar.
The Guardians The Law and Lawers4By scapes101By scapes101 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.
Impressive edge of your seat novel.5By Pippy221It took 3 days to complete reading this. John Grisham always keeps me up at night since I can’t put the book down. To know that there men and women wrongly incarcerated is maddening. I’m thankful Mr. Grisham is using his gift of writing to shed light in this area and hopefully effect change.
The Guardians1By 1wiestGrisham has lost his way. A book filled with SJW talking points. From page turners like The Firm to ranting about the injustice of the justice system. I’m done with this author. You’ve lectured me for the last time.
Yes!!5By Bosephus 1963Great story in the classic tradition of Grisham. This writer and this narrator are a winning combination.
Not the best2By twpk$$Too many poorly developed characters. Several rambling plots. Author continuously denigrates small town people and small town life. A real elitist.
Good, not great4By Further LookingPredictable but nice story.
Another Great One From Grisham...5By PtvogelzangAmazing story and I welled up at the end. Can’t say enough about the story detail, the pace and the emotion of this wonderful book. I read all of Grisham’s books and he is on a roll with The Guardians and previously Rooster Bar!
Good Read5By Hundo757Excellent and quick read.