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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Book Company; First Edition edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934572772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934572771
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,008,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Proebstle 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 academic honors. His corporate career in sales and management prepared him to form Prodyne, Inc.--a management consulting firm.

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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There are also some parts of the story that made me tear up because it is sad.
Sara A. Strand
I'm a stickler for facts, and author Jim Proebstle does a great job of building the storyline off real events.
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In Fatal Incident, Mr. Proebstle takes you to America's bases in Alaska during WWII.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Booksnob on November 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Based on true events, Fatal Incident is a World War II historical novel that highlights the Army's Air Transport command in Alaska. In 1943 Captain Roy Proebstle's plane, a C-47, crashed in the Mount McKinley Range. 20 serviceman were lost in the crash and a rescue mission was never attempted. Fatal Incident is Jim Proebstle's fictional account of what might have happened to his uncle on that fateful day 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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. R. on April 13, 2012
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I purchased this book originally because my grandfather was on the airplane that the book is based on, along with the mystery of what actually happened back in 1944. But I must admit, this fictional account of the story was hard to put down. The characters were extremely believable, and the plot (and twists) kept me interested to the last page. I highly recommend this book, and am eager to read the author's other work.
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By Sara A. Strand on September 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
First off, super great book. I was never really a fan of American History growing up (which is why I passed with a C and high-fived myself on report card day), but as I got older and could appreciate what our history as a country meant, I am more interested. Which is why I pretty much loved this book. It's based on true events, and that's good and bad.

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.
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Format: Hardcover
I just finished reading Fatal Incident by Jim Proebstle. It is a novel, based on true events. It is an amazing story of World War II conspiracy, including American traitors, Russian spies, and government cover-ups in the 1940s. The story follows a pilot named Nick Morgan, through a life of dating, marriage, private piloting, and then being swept up in flying for the army's Air Transport Command in Alaska. The story has many twists and turns, with a myriad of characters that range from easy to like to easy to hate. The callousness of some of the situations will anger you and a few things that may even bring you to tears. My most un-favorite character is probably Cricket and I really liked Nick up until the point where he does something I felt was immoral. Robert certainly made my skin crawl through most of the book. As the plot unfolds and the different characters join in their roles in the conspiracy, the story twists and turns, making it very hard to put the book down. Nick's plane is highjacked because it is connected to atom-bomb documents and he and the other nineteen on board face very dire circumstances. It is definitely a gripping story and didn't end at all the way I thought it might. Worth the read! This review also posted on my blog.
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In the Absence of Honor weaves together the lives of a bewildered, downsized widower; a wealthy, aging megalomaniac; two corrupt members of the local Ojibwe tribal council, and a Department of Interior agent in their battle over a valuable piece of property in Northern Minnesota. Money, power and greed are weaving a new story of corruption as casinos take a grip over the economic lifeblood of the reservation.

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Author Biography

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.

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