BOOKS: Bellingham author Royce Buckingham shares his adult thriller at the Book Fare Cafe

Bellingham fantasy writer and prosecuting attorney Royce Buckingham shares his new novel, “Impasse,” in a free event at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Book Fare Cafe, 1200 11th St., inside Village Books.

The adult adventure thriller is about a man who had a prestigious job as a prosecuting attorney, a classy ambitious wife, and an inside track to the top spot in the DA’s office. But that was before he was fired for losing the biggest case of his career, a mob-related homicide.

Now he’s turning 40, struggling at a tiny law firm, and has nearly given up. So when Stu’s more motivated law partner gifts him a one-week trip to the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood, Stu admits it just might do him some good. Unfortunately, Stu is no outdoorsman. By week’s end, he’s sick, starving, and on the brink of death.

Worse, he realizes that the floatplane that dropped him off is not coming back. So begins Stu’s journey to become the man he never was, and to discover who’s been sabotaging his life in this gritty tale of self-examination and revenge.

Buckingham is the author of “Demonkeeper,” “The Goblin Problem” and “The Dead Boys,” which was a Junior Library Guild selection and Sasquatch Award winner for Best Middle Grade Book.

He’s also the author of the YA novel “The Terminals.”

The book launch will include light hors d’oeuvres and a Champagne toast. More on the author: roycebuckingham.com.

More on the event: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com.