THE true story of a man who wrote about how Caithness saved him from a life of gangs who forced him to work as a drugs smuggler has sold over 2000 copies of his book.
Abdul Mkith's The Locket and a Five Taka Note told the story of how he managed to turn his life around in Wick after he was forced to leave his home country of Bangladesh and fell under the control of gangs who made him transport drugs across the UK.
Gangs tortured Mkith by shooting and stabbing him and cut off one of his fingers while under their control before being discovered by police while transporting drugs to Ullapool in 2003.
After being cared for at Wick's Children Home, he was fostered by Freddie and Patsy Anderson who have helped him become the man he is today.
Mr Mkith will be holding a book signing at Keystore More in Bridge Street in Wick on Saturday, December 16 between 11am and 3pm.
He will also be holding a book signing at George McBeath Jewellers at Traill Street in Thurso on Saturday, December 23 between 11am and 3pm.