Former Spartan, Jim Proebstle, member of the 1966 National Championship Team, has authored a novel that has just been released called In the absence of Honor.
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.
The book is available at all independent bookstores and chain stores including the MSU/Spartan Bookstore and Kellogg Center (just ask if you don't see it), or through any online seller of books such as amazon.com or bn.com. Also, signed copies of the book are available at http://www.intheabsenceofhonor.com