Impasse (Hardback)
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Impasse (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 07/04/2015
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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 informs that 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: St Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250011541
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 26 mm


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"A tale of betrayal and revenge, Impasse has been rightfully compared to The Count of Monte Cristo, as it deals with the themes of transformation and vengeance. Impasse also has an enjoyable streak of black comedy. Buckingham brings a generous amount of humor to the table, making Stu a likable, if hapless, everyman. What's fascinating about the story and about the character is that despite every Jack London, "To Build a Fire"-type moment Stu endures in the wilderness, he continues to lack the killer instinct he ultimately needs to triumph. It's the journey to discover and unleash that instinct inside him that drives Impasse, and leads to its most satisfying moments." --MYSTERYSCENEMAG.COM on IMPASSE

"[A] heart-pounding modern legal thriller of survival - action packed suspense with humor, adventure, betrayal, and delicious sweet revenge...Wow, what a ride!" --Judith Collins Must Read Books

"Buckingham spins an equally tense but thoroughly modern thriller of survival and revenge in which a man is forced to confront both deadly peril in the wild and a sadistic manipulator and unfaithful wife at home. Highly recommended for those who enjoy men's adventure tales." --Library Journal

"A fun, energetic thrill-ride...a modern take on The Count of Monte Cristo." --Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Adrenaline

"Buckingham keeps readers' pulses pounding." --Kirkus Reviews on The Dead Boys

"Buckingham has written an enjoyable novel that is both scary and laugh-out-loud funny.... Fast-paced and full of action and suspense." --School Library Journal on Demonkeeper

"Thrilling, terrifying--and funny." --Tacoma News Tribune on Demonkeeper

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“Fabulous, modern Count of Monte Cristo”

I chose Impasse on a whim and thought listening to it whilst painting would get me through the tedious task. Boy, did it. Much like The Count of Monte Cristo, but with a modern twist, Impasse is just as gripping but... More

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