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

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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


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Excellent read5 star

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


Well written, a good, believable tale.5 star

Typical Grisham, well researched and believable. Interesting, fleshed out characters.55


The Guardians5 star

Great Read! Based on real work going on.55


The Guardians5 star

Hope this is the beginning of more like this from Mr Grisham! Great read!55


The Guardians5 star

Great story and great humanism displayed by the author. Wonderful to know that there are dedicated crusaders out there who sacrifice their lives for true justice.55

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