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Fatal Incident Hardcover – May 1, 2011


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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: 9.1 x 6 x 1.5 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: #1,465,668 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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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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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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The story and character development as well as the excellent descriptions used in this second book show amazing growth in the author's skills.
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Fatal Incident is a novel of WWII that contains great character development, an entertaining storyline and real events from history.
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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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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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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 uncharted Alaskan Wilderness to find that plane and any survivors or bodies.
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.
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By Sarah Stout on September 9, 2013
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I didn't enjoy this book as I felt the writing was very repetitive. The characters were not developed very well either.
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By Hank Liners on August 27, 2013
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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. Giving rides was a good touch. Bush flying has changed a bit due to the pipeline money infusion.
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.
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By Mar on April 28, 2013
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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 books
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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.
A couple of times the author was too predictable in his story line.
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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 particular event. In Fatal Incident, Mr. Proebstle takes you to America's bases in Alaska during WWII. He shows you what it felt like to serve during the war - the day-to-day, the difficulties and triumphs. He makes the reader understand what the family members of servicemen went through and how they felt while their loved ones were away. Mr. Proebstle truly transports his reader and immerses him in another time. It is an excellent and engrossing read.
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