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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.
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Jim Proebstle has experienced northern Minnesota his entire life. He and his wife, Carole, now call it home for the warmer months. His love for the wilderness setting, fascination with Native American reservation life and continued corruption amid escalating casino profits fueled his imagination for In the Absence of Honor. Jim draws on his knowledge of the area and its history to weave a page-turning story with origins dating back 200 years and outcomes that could appear in tomorrow's newspaper.
Jim has his BA and MBA from Michigan State University where he was fortunate enough to also play on a National Championship Football Team in 1965 and earn athletic and academic honors.
After a corporate business career including IBM, Xerox and Bell&Howell, Jim formed Prodyne, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in top-line revenue performance improvements through sales, management effectiveness and customer satisfaction initiatives.
Currently, Jim and Carole reside in Deer Park, IL, which is close to their two children and five grandchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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 really enjoyed reading this account of an actual event that happened in Alaska in 1944. My dad was one of the soldiers from Anchorage who went on the expedition up into the... Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Cactuslady
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
Being a former bush pilot in Alaska I see this fiction could certainly be a reality. The reading was easy. The only unrealistic was the barn storming. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Hank Liners
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