The Guardians - John Grisham

The Guardians

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 5,077 Ratings)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Terrific . . . affecting . . . Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

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.

“A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated Press

“[John Grisham’s] authorial prowess glows again in this riveting tale.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star


  • The Guardians

    By ETretired
    Great read. Couldn’t put it down. Love John Grisham’s books!
  • Loooooved it

    By NikkiR_1264
    Plain and simple - really good read about real life issues.
  • Worth the wait

    By Spence 09
    by the middle of the book it was hard to put down. Good job to the author and research done.
  • The Guardian

    By Tefuego
  • Excellent read

    By zxovg
    Excellent. Storyline, movement, ending - all wonderful.
  • Well written, a good, believable tale.

    By DickWC
    Typical Grisham, well researched and believable. Interesting, fleshed out characters.
  • The Guardians

    By Brensch21
    Great Read! Based on real work going on.
  • The Guardians

    By nadorabbit
    Hope this is the beginning of more like this from Mr Grisham! Great read!
  • The Guardians

    By Bonanza7
    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.
  • Wasted money

    By My2Toys
    Another disappointment from John Grisham. After reading books like The Client, The Firm, Runaway Jury, his more recent offerings pale. They’re boring, preachy, hard to get through and a colossal waste of money. I doubt I’ll buy another one of his books again unless I find it on the sale rack. Grisham used to be my favorite author. Now I’m just a disillusioned former fan.