Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Jim Proebstle - In the Absence of Honor
In the Absence of Honor
by Jim Proebstle
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.
The story of murder, conspiracy, sex, fraud and betrayal is set in northern Minnesota. It revolves around the conflict between two corrupt Ojibwe tribal council members and a wealthy brewery executive over an historically important piece of land. Ultimately, Jake, our hero, and Donna, the Department of Interior Agent, are caught up in the discovery of an Indian Mafia network skimming money from casinos throughout the United States. While corruption and greed fill the motivation for some; love and hope are the driving behavior for others. The tale whisks the reader from a small northern community and Indian reservation to powerful forces in Washington, DC.
Jim Proebstle is the founder and president of Prodyne, Inc., a management consulting firm. He has a BA and MBA from Michigan State University, where he played on a national championship football team in 1965 and earned academic honors.
Jim’s love for the wilderness and his fascination with Native American reservation life fueled his imagination for In the Absence of Honor. He and his wife, Carole, summer in northern Minnesota and live the rest of the year in Deer Park, Illinois, close to their two children and five grandchildren.
Sept. 21st – 7:00 p.m.
Barrington Area Library
The next book will be released in April, 2011
Emerald Book Company