The Guardians, John Grisham's latest legal thriller, delivers pulse-pounding suspense coupled with some of his most inventive twists and turns yet. In a small Florida town, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. With no clues, no witnesses, and no real suspects, the police soon settle on Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's.
Quincy languishes in prison for 22 years until he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer–minister named Cullen Post. Cullen travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy exonerated. They killed one lawyer 22 years ago, and they will kill another one without a second thought.