NAMA Knowledge source partner pens first novel
Sept. 11, 2008, Chicago, IL — Jim
Proebstle, a Knowledge Source consultant for the National Automatic
Merchandising Association (NAMA), has turned his talents to another
creative project by penning his first novel, In The Absence of Honor.
Sept. 11, 2008, Chicago, IL — Jim Proebstle, a Knowledge Source consultant for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), has turned his talents to another creative project by penning his first novel, In The Absence of Honor, a story of conspiracy and intrigue set in northern Minnesota, NAMA Senior Director Education and Trade Shows LyNae Schleyer CMP, NCE announced today.
“My love for the wilderness setting and fascination with Native American reservation life fueled my imagination for this story,” said Proebstle. “In this page-turning novel with origins dating back 200 years, there are outcomes that could appear in tomorrow’s newspaper. Unexpected alliances and lives lived In the Absence of Honor bring consequences that reverberate from a small northern community, an Indian reservation and a casino of uncertain profitability to powerful forces in Washington, DC,” he said.
Rave reviews for In the Absence of Honor are posted on the book’s website, www.intheabsenceofhonor.com. “Fascinating issues including distribution of wealth generated by Native American-owned casinos, corruption of local law enforcement and political figures, corruption of local tribal officials, the interactions among Federal bureaucracies, the local governments and the tribal communities all contribute to a great learning experience for the reader,” said one reviewer.
“This is a talented first novel that totally captures your imagination and leaves you wanting Jim's next novel in short order,” said another. “A great read—I was hooked from the first page,” and “one of the best and most memorable books that I have ever read,” said others.
Amazon.com readers gave the novel five stars calling it an “incredible book with a compelling story and one that is difficult to put down.” Another enjoyed Proebstle’s technique of mixing historical fact with fiction.
Proebstle is president of Prodyne Inc., a management and consulting firm in Deer Park, IL, that provides consulting services for companies and industries in competitive markets. His business