The Guardians

The Guardians

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385544184
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 13, 2019

Not so good...many racial comments emphasizing negative stereotypes.. disappointing from such a well known author

Nov 12, 2019

One of his better recent stories and more like his earlier works. Definitely worth a read.

Nov 05, 2019

Found it a great read. It was exciting throughout and a page turner. The first book I read by Grisham which got me hooked on him so that I have read all of his books was The Client. That was back in 1993. As I read The Guardians I had the same feelings of really enjoying the read and not wanting to put the book down. He tied it up nicely at the end but I still didn't want to put it down! Fantastic author.

Nov 02, 2019

I did not enjoy this book. Like so many of Grisham's recent works, this one is slow to start and just plods along. I put it down midway and will not start again. Slow, dull, and unexciting.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Oct 29, 2019

One of John Grisham's best books, in my opinion. A crooked cop & his flunkies put away an innocent man for murder. 23 years later, a lawyer picks up his story and tries to exonerate him. I won't say what happens (don't want to ruin the suspense!), but it's a fun ride, and an amazing book. Highly recommended!

Oct 29, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable and totally believable. I was hooked from page 1, and it didn't end until I was done with the book.

Oct 29, 2019

Sounds familiar.

Oct 27, 2019

Just finished Grisham's new book and I really enjoyed it. I cared about the characters and was engrossed in the workings of the Guardian Group as well as the F B I which played a big part in getting the bad guys. Another great Grisham legal thriller.

Oct 26, 2019

I enjoyed this one! Reminded me of why I love Grisham’s legal thrillers! Good character development and great characters! Hard to believe that this really happens! So sad that it does!

Oct 15, 2019

Pick up at library on Johnson drive

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