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  • Title: Impasse
  • Author: Royce Buckingham
  • ISBN: 9781250011541
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 weekA 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 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.
    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 s

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    1. Stuart Stark is a Massachusetts lawyer, who finds that his career has stalled after he is sacked from the DA s office, after a case which he should have made his reputation Although he helps convict Raymond Butz for murdering his wife, he is warned against a case where there is no body and, indeed, Butz later walks free from jail causing the DA embarrassment and costing Stark his job Stark finds himself in low rent premises, in private practice with the gregarious Clayton Buchanan Clayton and St [...]

    2. A special thank you to St Martin s Press, Thomas Dunne Books, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review IMPASSE, by Royce Scott Buckingham a heart pounding modern legal thriller of survival action packed suspense with humor, adventure, betrayal, and delicious sweet revenge.Stuart Stark became the most famous lawyer in Massachusetts ever to lose a case and his job in the same week The elected DA of Bristol County Malloy, could not handle being blamed for having a confessed murdere [...]

    3. ARC for review A nice thriller where Stu, a mild mannered lawyer is dismissed from his dream job as a prosecuting attorney when case goes horribly wrong Disheartened and depressed, he partners with Clay, an old acquaintance from law school and they spend several years chugging along, until a big case comes in and the two disagree on how to handle it Then for Stu s fortieth birthday Clay gives Stu an Alaskan adventure for the two of them to take together.but only one is supposed to return Bucking [...]

    4. This started out fine, which is why I picked it up I was thinking something along the lines of a grown up version of Hatchet But, uh, no It got real skeevy, real quick, and the impression I got is that only red blooded, sexin and meat eatin men and women are worth anything in this world Stu HAD a backbone at the beginning of the novel He was a good, fair lawyer who put the client first instead of money, even though his super charismatic partner and his power wife disagreed He could have toughene [...]

    5. Loved it Its a very realistic take on Count of Monte Cristo You feel all the trials and tribulations of the lead character as he s left to die in the Alaska His struggles to survive, the feelings of hopelessness,his eventual adaptation and growth and ability to overcome challenges in his path are masterfully portrayed by the author The beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and the dangers lurking in them is brought out beautifully by the writing The way he brings the disparate threads of the past and [...]

    6. A fast paced and enjoyable, modern day version of The Count of Monte Cristo Though it does lack the long range planning that went into Count of Monte Cristo Impasse took place over the course of six months , it was still an exciting read It makes me wonder how soft I have become sitting behind a desk all day and wonder what would happen if I was forced to survive in the wilderness with nothing.The only real negative thing I have to say was how quickly and neatly things came together in the end I [...]

    7. 2.5 stars because it kept me turning the pages which is about the most I ask of any novel and as far revenge tales go, it fulfilled that promise I guess however, it also reinforced old gender stereotypes to a ridiculous degree e.g the pussy word gets thrown around A LOT and there s some mischaracterizations and hence, resentment towards feminists, too I lost a lot of respect for ol Stu and the author by the time it was all over In the end, I wish I had not read this book at all I do not recommen [...]

    8. I m thinking Count of Monte Cristo meets Hatchet and who wouldn t like that I for one didn t The author would have us believe a real man is a killer, a real man doesn t care about others, a real man believes in and reinforces antiquated stereotypes, a real man wants his women disgustingly skeevey Not this man Truly awful.

    9. Impasse is an outstanding modern retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo The author very skillfully combines the classic revenge story with action, adventure, and humor , as we learn what it really means to man up Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book.

    10. I have a hard time rating this one It held my attention and I wanted to keep reading to see what happened bute ending was totally unbelieveable How they hell did Stu get back in court And how did he contact Blake to get him to court SO messed up Overall, interesting, but I doubt I ll pick up anything else by this author.

    11. This is so awful I recommend that any reader of decent lit not even bother, this review is simply meant to save you the trouble of opening the cover and reading the jacket You re welcome.

    12. Advanced reading copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 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.As soon as I read the synopsis of this book, I was instantly intrigued The storyline had me hooked straightaway, which is perfect for a thriller like this The story starts out where we get a background of the main character Stu Stark He s a lawyer, but r [...]

    13. Am Anfang war ich von dem Buch sehr angetan mir gefiel der b se, leicht schr ge Humor und der arme gescheiterte Anwalt Stuart Stu Stark war mir sympathisch und tat mir leid Ich freute mich auf einen spannenden Thriller, in dem der scheinbar besiegte Underdog sich gegen seine Widersacher durchsetzt und den Tag rettet, und der Klappentext versprach dar ber hinaus den elementarsten aller K mpfe moderner Mensch gegen archaische Natur.Leider kommt hier ein Aber Ein dickes Aber.Aber mehr und mehr gewa [...]

    14. H ttenzauberJurist Stuart Stark hat als er noch als Staatsanwalt t tig war einen wichtigen Fall verloren und nicht nur diesen Fall, auch seine Freude an der Arbeit ist verloren gegangen und seine Karriereaussichten Deshalb hat er seine T tigkeit aufgegeben und sich gemeinsam mit einem ehemaligen Studienkollegen selbst ndig gemacht Clay holt die Klienten heran und Stuart macht die Arbeit Schlie lich war er unter den Besten seines Jahrgangs Die Kanzlei l uft eher schlecht als recht, doch dann komm [...]

    15. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review Thank you to Netgalley, to St Martin s Press, and to Royce Buckingham.Stu is a methodical and efficient lawyer who plays by the rules Unfortunately, he takes on an unwinnable case a murder without a body and he loses He loses not only the case, but his career as well He starts his own law firm partnering with an acquaintance from law school and plows through life at an honest man s pace Clay, his partner, is all about taking ri [...]

    16. A pretty good mystery thriller in which a good guy gets sandbagged by his ruthless partner This is a take on The Count of Monte Cristo, which I m abashed to say I m not sure whether I ve read If I had, it was nearly 50 years ago There is a lot of conventional machismo and sexism in this tale of an earnest, soft and thwarted Massachusetts attorney getting dumped in the Alaskan wilderness so that his partner can bend a lot of ethical rules into pretzels Six months in the Alaskan way outback toughe [...]

    17. 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 much less lengthy than the classic revenge tale Stu is a smart attorney who has always played life safe and by the book He s in a bit of a slump before a milestone birthday so his friend, and partner at his firm, suggests a getaway wildlife adventure in Alaska Is Stu up for it More imp [...]

    18. Legal thrillers usually get an automatic bump in my book Thank Grisham for that, and this one is generally on par with the kind of attorney tale I enjoy reading.The author took some freedoms I would have preferred he kept in check.The sex is unnecessary, does nothing for the story Actually, the whole subplot there felt forced and awkward It s the kind of writing you tend to see in college writing workshops There were so many other ways the story could have been propelled forward without resortin [...]

    19. Per the publisher, a modern day take on the Count of Monte Cristo 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 wil [...]

    20. Attention LAWYER friends, HIGHLY recommendation reading Impasse Not only is it a thrilling, suspense mystery, but the legal references and exploration of those topics are spot on and funny at times Two viewpoints interchange, a husband left for a dead and a wife who s intentions are not clear build to an ultimate climax, which is worth the wait I was intrigued from the get go and couldn t book this book down until I found out the conclusion You will be rooting for this underdog protagonist who d [...]

    21. What do you do when your law partner gives you a great surprise on your fortieth birthday a solo wilderness trip in Alaska Mild mannered Stu thinks he is doing ok with his new private law practice he shares with a buddy and beautiful wife who adores him and thinks he looks ok for forty Suddenly he is dumped in the Alaska wilderness with his brand new gear, no idea where the cabin is and no idea how to survive in the wild His partner and wife should be grieving but instead have a whole new way to [...]

    22. Well curse the jerk who thought it was a good idea to plaster A fun, energetic thrill ride a modern take on The Count of Monte Cristo on the front cover It would have been ever so much fun to figure that out on my own This was a fairly fun take on The Count, with some modern twists, and a nice lite thriller You don t need to hear much from me Points off for that stupid front cover spoiler, which I hope is not the author s fault, and for a little skeeze than I personally prefer.

    23. A pretty enjoyable read The protagonist is likable, and I loved his transformation from weak nerd to somewhat strong, resourceful nerd I m a sucker for any good legal thriller, but this morphed into a survival in Alaska tale, as well, which I thought was a nice twist on the usual theme It was tied up very quickly, which I thought was pretty implausible, but I still enjoyed it A good diversion

    24. 4 stars Unbeknownst to me prior to starting this, its set in the New Bedford Dartmouth area with a few Providence characters tossed in, so it had that going for it Impasse didn t blaze any new trails in the mystery thriller category and I pretty much knew where it was going every step of the way, but I still enjoyed it A quick, easy listen with a good main character to root for and some good supporting characters.

    25. The second half of this book really pulled me in, but the first half seemed rather slow Too much time was spent on the set up and especially on the nasty partner and greedy wife, and on Stu s incompetence when he first arrived in Alaska Then the author seemed to rush through Stu s transition in Alaska and his return for revenge The parts that he rushed through were the better parts Still, this as an enjoyable read a relatively basic escapist story of manly self discovery and revenge.

    26. I enjoyed this story the mild mannered lawyer is set up by his partner over money.Left to die in the Alaskan wilderness he survives and comes back to revenge on the bad guys and his smarmy partner and wifeI did not see the Count of M C in this book I like a good revenge story I wish there had been a little bit at the end to show the good guy and and new life.

    27. I received an ARC of this book.Revenge and retribution mixed with challenging circumstances make this an absorbing read Accurate description of Alaska puts you right in the wilderness Not usually a fan of attorney dramas and not a John Grisham junkie, I hesitate to rate this book but it presents a gripping plot with many twists and turns.

    28. Great fun A wonderful and dramatic reimagine of the Count of Monte Cristo There may be no new stories but there are certainly new and interesting ways to tell the old ones This does it in a very entertaining way.

    29. The premise was great and it started off solidly But the speed and progression was way off, which made it all seem wildly unrealistic Quick read ETA the treatment of women in this novel was atrocious and the reinforcement of outdated gender stereotypes was unnecessary.

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