by John Grisham
✅ Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
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Grisham serves up another exciting slice of legal Southern gothic with this button the story of wrongful conviction and the small town of conspiracy set in the oppressive Florida heat. Combining Grisham experts plotting chops with a rich account of the prejudices and bigotry of the South in the legal system, The Guardians is another wise exercise of sophisticated suspense from a story-teller born. He has been framed for a murder. Now he needs a miracle. 22 years ago Quincy Miller has been sentenced to life without the conditional. He was accused of killing Keith Russo, a lawyer in a small Florida town. But there were no reliable witnesses and little reason. The mere fact that the Russian had failed to Quincy case of divorce, that Quincy was black, mostly all-white city and that the blood splashed the flashlight was found in the trunk of Quincy drive. A flashlight he swore, was planted. A torch was conveniently destroyed in a fire shortly before his trial. The lack of evidence made no difference to the judge or jury. The eyes of the law Quincy was guilty, and, no matter how many times he protested his innocence, his punishment was life in prison. Finally, after 22 years, coming to Quincy, the only possibility of freedom. Innocence is a lawyer and a minister, Cullen Post, takes his case. Post has released the eight men in the last ten years. He intends to make Quincy the next. But there were powerful and ruthless behind the Russian murder. Prefer that an innocent man died in prison, rather than one of them. There is a way to ensure that. They killed a lawyer 22 years ago, and would kill another without a second thought.
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