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The Guardians: A Novel por John Grisham
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The Guardians: A Novel (original 2019; edição 2019)

por John Grisham (Autor)

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In a small Florida town, a young lawyer is shot to death. A young black man, a former client, named Quincy Miller is charged and convicted. For 22 years, Miller maintains his innocence from inside prison. Finally, Guardian Ministries takes on Miller's case, but the Episcopal minister in charge gets more than he bargained for as powerful people do not want Miller exonerated.… (mais)
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Título:The Guardians: A Novel
Autores:John Grisham (Autor)
Informação:Doubleday (2019), Edition: First Edition, 384 pages
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This was an enjoyable read. This tells a fictionalized story of Cullen Post, a lawyer who works for an innocence project in the South. This details Cullen’s interactions with several clients, particularly Quincy Miller, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his former lawyer. As with all Grisham novels, there’s lots of interesting info about legal proceedings, suspense, and great storytelling. And this book adds lots of drama, humor, intrigue, skeletons in the closet, and a discussion of one of the worst torture scenes in recent memory. It’s very readable.

Having read this after reading “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson (which I highly recommend) and having some familiarity with innocence projects, the group portrayed here has far more success than most real-world projects. But many of the stories have similarities to real ones—with this story based, in part, on a real conviction that was overturned. At the very least, it all makes you stop and think about our criminal justice system and the reliability of some convictions.

Also, S/O to Ekpe Udoh and the other members of #EkpesBookClub for reading and discussing this one. ( )
  bentleymitchell | Aug 27, 2021 |
One of Grisham's best books-- well-written, fast-paced, and good characterization. Quincy Miller is an innocent black man charged with murdering a lawyer--the story is about the lawyer who works to gain his release. There are many characters, very many, in this book and it's often hard to keep them all straight. There are other cases, which distract from the Miller case and make the book unnecessarily complex. Throughout the book, we knew what the ending would be, but the little twist gave it such spice! ( )
  buffalogr | Jul 17, 2021 |
In "The Guardians", John Grisham looks at how the legal system sometimes convicts innocent people, and how hard it is to right a wrong through the judicial system. Grisham's inspiration for the book comes from an actual Texas case in which a man is convicted of murder, even though he was miles away at the time of the murder, and from the real life work of Centurian Ministries of Princeton, NJ. which works to find justice for prisoners wrongly convicted of crimes.

In "The Guardians", the man convicted of murder is Quincy Miller, a black man in a mostly white town in Florida. As in the Texas murder case which Grisham uses as inspiration for the book, the man convicted of murder was miles from the crime when it occurred. The local prosecutor and corrupt sheriff conspired to frame Quincy Miller for the murder of a local attorney. Together, they planted evidence, found a bogus "expert" to use discredited techniques to connect Quincy to the crime, and coerced two witnesses facing drug charges to give false testimony to obtain the conviction.

After twenty-two years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Quincy was able to contact Cullen Post, a lawyer from Guardian Ministries to look into his case. Yet, as described by Grisham in this book, and as often happens in the courts, seeking justice for the falsely accused can be next to impossible. The rules of the courts are stacked against the convicted, and overturning cases can take years and years if it's successful at all.

Grisham keeps his story interesting throughout, and educates the reader of the complications of freeing someone once convicted, despite clear evidence that the crime has been shown to have been committed by another individual. What's disturbing about the book is how many examples there are of erroneous convictions in the criminal justice system, especially if you're poor. In addition to this book, other Grisham books such as The Confession and The Innocent Man have similar themes. Other excellent non-fiction books which relate to the subject are "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson; "Burned", by Edward Humes; "The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist", by Radley Balko; and "Anatomy of Injustice", by Raymond Bonner. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
What a fun ending! Frankie caught speeding in the car with Cullen and Quincy, but the traffic policeman overlooked it and even led them on a high-speed getaway to freedom after finding out how momentous the day was. This is one of Grisham's better books in years - well-written, fast-paced, and good characterization. Grisham uses short sentences effectively, especially at the end of chapters to create anticipation. A good read. ( )
  siok | Jun 6, 2021 |
Another great book by Grisham. Excellent plot lines and just the right amount of suspense. Well worth reading, and getting through it is very quick. ( )
  highlander6022 | Apr 26, 2021 |
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In a small Florida town, a young lawyer is shot to death. A young black man, a former client, named Quincy Miller is charged and convicted. For 22 years, Miller maintains his innocence from inside prison. Finally, Guardian Ministries takes on Miller's case, but the Episcopal minister in charge gets more than he bargained for as powerful people do not want Miller exonerated.

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