#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A classic legal thriller—with a twist. • "A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes such as false incarceration, the death penalty and how the legal system shows prejudice.” —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.
This is my second time reading this masterful piece of fiction based on true events. I love it both times. I hope one day in the future to enjoy it again. Mr Grisham is my all time favorite writer. I have read nine better. Thanks for the adventure 📚📚📚55
This story has been done to many times. Just a group trying to get innocent people out of jail. Reads like any other story written about this story line. I could not finish it15
Riveting, inspirational and with the flow of action that I love.55
This was a good book. Enjoyed it!45
Great read. Couldn’t put it down. Love John Grisham’s books!55
Plain and simple - really good read about real life issues.55
by the middle of the book it was hard to put down. Good job to the author and research done.55
Excellent. Storyline, movement, ending - all wonderful.55
Typical Grisham, well researched and believable. Interesting, fleshed out characters.55