A Novel

Book - 2015
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In Royce Scott Buckingham's Impasse, a man is left to die in Alaska while on an "adventure vacation" and must somehow survive to get his revenge on those who betrayed him.

Forty and facing a mid-life crisis, Stu Stark has lost his mojo. He simply gave up after being fired from his prestigious job as a prosecuting attorney for losing the biggest case of his career. So when Stu's best friend gifts him a one-week trip into the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood, Stu thinks it just might do him some good. But after a horrible week, Stu is crushed when he realizes that no one is coming back for him. Dying, Stu is found by a grizzled old hunter who informsthat winter has set in, and they're not going anywhere for a while.

So begins Stu's training to become the man he never was...and to get revenge on those who betrayed him. This adult debut by the internationally bestselling YA author is a modern day take on The Count of Monte Cristo.

Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250011541
Branch Call Number: FICTION BUC


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I appreciate a suspenseful story where I know exactly who to root for. No ambiguous hero in this story, no unreliable main characters. I knew exactly who I wanted to win, and I was thrilled by the fast-paced, nail-biting suspense leading to the ending I craved. I cheered from my reading chair.

pj2thek Jun 15, 2015

pretty predictable, like an 80's movie. but it wasn't too bad. i wasn't gonna finish it cuz i knew what was gonna happen and it ooooh! made me mad! but in the end it, well, i don't wanna spoil it so i'll leave it at that. glad i finished it.

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