I’m a sucker for John Grisham books. I look forward to when the next one comes out and when they do, I’m right in line to get a copy.
I’ve been a little disappointed by some of the latest Grisham books, but this one looked different. So…I gave it a shot. I’m glad I did. I liked the main character, Cullen, even though he’s flawed. His heart is in the right place. Plus, I liked the character of Quincy. I liked how the story twisted and turned in directions I wasn’t expecting. If you’re a fan of Grisham of old, then this is worthy of a read. If you’re considering coming back to Grisham, then try this one. There’s a gory scene a little less than halfway through, but it’s vital in explaining the story. Give it a shot.
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.