A young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. 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. Twenty-two years later, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. But powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.
Grisham has done it again ... terrific ... is nuanced in its moral vision ... Post is a driven and likable loner whom, I hope, Grisham will bring back in future novels. After all, as The Guardians makes clear, there’s plenty of work left for an innocence lawyer to do.
Grisham again delivers a suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes such as false incarceration, the death penalty and how the legal system shows prejudice. The Guardian team of characters is first-rate.
With The Guardians, John Grisham is back in top form with his latest legal thriller ... The Guardians is as gripping as it is shocking, with plenty of twists and turns you never see coming. Grisham is our modern-day Dickens and Twain with a social conscience and message, but always the master storyteller to entertain. The Guardians is proof of that.