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Fatal Incident Hardcover – May 1, 2011
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About the Author
Currently, Jim and his wife, Carole, reside in Deer Park, IL, which is close to their two children and five grandchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
Dad didn't talk about this trip much and it wasn't until after his death that I found his photographs and account of his trip up to Mount Deception. That is a whole other story for another time and place.
I can't really comment on writing style or other technicalities because this story was so personal for me. I do know from my own research into this event that it is a piece of Alaskan history, WW2 history and Mountaineering legend. I guess no one will ever know for sure what happened that day in 1944, but this book was certainly an interesting theory about what happened and intimate look at one family's struggle to find understanding and peace about those events that happened so long ago.
Captain Nick Morgan is a pilot on loan from Northwest airlines in Minnesota where his pregnant wife Martha lives, while Nick is stationed to fly in the Alaskan wilderness for the U.S. army. Nick trains to fly in one of America's most dangerous landscapes and transports soldiers from place to place, while writing letters to his dear wife.
The Lend-Lease program trains Soviet pilots in Alaska and sends them home with U.S. planes to fight the Germans. Russia was a U.S ally during WWII but that doesn't mean they didn't have spies in place in the U.S. at that time.
The two story lines intersect as Captain Nick Morgan's plane disappears and everyone is left with questions as to what happened and why. The Russians just may hold the secret to unlocking the mystery of the Fatal Incident.
Fatal Incident is a novel of WWII that contains great character development, an entertaining storyline and real events from history. There is a great espionage element to the story as well as romance and intrigue. If you are a WWII buff, a historical fiction reader or someone who loves planes and spies, this is a novel for you.
I love the cover art of Fatal Incident and the end pages contain maps of Alaska and flight routes.Read more ›
The villages in the Arctic now have runways rather than dirt or grass strips or no strips at all. Just flat places to land a plane.
The mountains are pretty well described, like Mt. McKinley and the Lake Minchumina area of the crash. A very good read and I would certainly recommend it.
It's good because I feel like it's probably a really accurate description of war time but bad because... innocent people are made to be pawns and I get that's how life is... but it certainly doesn't seem fair.
I also have to say... you know I've mentioned it before but character development is a big thing with me. The author does such a fantastic job creating these characters and really giving you enough information to really picture them in real life. And most books would never play out well in a movie, but I think this one actually would.
I feel like I can't really speak about parts of the book without giving away key pieces of the story because there are certain characters I feel very strongly about (Cricket), some I'm disappointed in (Nick), etc. There are also some parts of the story that made me tear up because it is sad. Not going to lie.
Overall? I think if you like a really good and compelling mystery- this is your book. If you like anything about American history- this is your book. I had a hard time putting this book down because the entire time I felt like it was going to come to a terrible end, and while it isn't the ending I expected at all- it was great. I also want to mention I love, love, LOVE the "Author Notes" section because it gives you real information that was used in this book and is just fascinating on it's own to read.
I highly recommend this book to curl up with this winter when it's cold. This would also make for a really great gift for a reader you know.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't enjoy this book as I felt the writing was very repetitive. The characters were not developed very well either.Published on September 9, 2013 by Sarah Stout
I have met Proebstie and he is very impressive. HIs earlier book about the Indians in Cass Lake is also a wonderful read. I just hope he continues to write more booksPublished on April 28, 2013 by Mar
FATAL INCIDENT by Jim Proebstle
OVERVIEW: (from Goodreads)
Inspired by the true events of an Air Transport Command aircraft disaster in Alaska in 1944, Fatal... Read more
An interesting read that I guess is more fiction than fact. The author does a nice job of describing or developing each character in the book. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Laura L Otte
I love history and have studied it all my life. One big reason is that I find it fascinating to imagine what it felt like to live in a particular time or participate in a... Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by James L. Oakley
I read Jim's first book, loved it. Then I got hold of this book and couldn't put it down. Read it in two days. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by K. Smith
Fatal Incident was of special interest due to its connection to aviation history. Jim Probstle does a masterful job of intertwining the actual history of the crash with his uncle... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Mike Hayden
"Fatal Incident" is a real "page turner." While the book is written as fiction, it is based on a true incident of the fatal crash of an Air Transport Command flight over Alaska... Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Irishcolleen
Fatal Incident is easily one of the best novels I have read in the past several years. An addictive page turner set in WWII, the author weaves historical fact into a fascinating... Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by jhetelle