The Guardians

The Guardians Summary

#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.

Book Reviews

MA cd

Great Read!!!2 star

Like always John Grisham delivers a page turner. From beginning to end this was a great story. I feel like the story comes to life and I am engulfed in a story where I can picture each scene and each courtroom setting. I am on to my next book. Thank you Mr Grisham.25


2nd5 star

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


BORING been there read this.1 star

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

Nickname is a reader

Excellent5 star

Riveting, inspirational and with the flow of action that I love.55

Jam's I-phone

A Good Read4 star

This was a good book. Enjoyed it!45


The Guardians5 star

Great read. Couldn’t put it down. Love John Grisham’s books!55


Loooooved it5 star

Plain and simple - really good read about real life issues.55

Spence 09

Worth the wait5 star

by the middle of the book it was hard to put down. Good job to the author and research done.55


The Guardian4 star



Excellent read5 star

Excellent. Storyline, movement, ending - all wonderful.55

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