The Lost Years of Billy Battles (Book 3 of the Finding Billy Battles Trilogy)

Where in the world is Billy Battles? The answer is in The Lost Years of Billy Battles, Book Three of the Finding Billy Battles Trilogy.

Here is a little taste of what readers of the popular and highly-acclaimed trilogy will find in Book Three.

As Book Three opens we know where Billy is. He’s in Chicago with his wife, the former Baroness Katharina von Schreiber living a sedate and comfortable life after years of adventure and adversity. That changes with a single telephone call that yanks Billy and Katharina back into a life of turmoil and danger.

The former Baroness von Schreiber

Persuaded by a powerful old friend to go undercover for the U.S. government the two find themselves in Mexico during the height of the violent 1910-1920 revolution. There they encounter assorted German spies, Mexican revolutionaries, devious political operatives, and other malefactors. Caught in the middle of the 1914 American invasion of Veracruz, they must find a way out while keeping their real identities secret.

Veracruz ca 1914



Later Billy joins General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing on an ambitious military incursion into Mexico to track and capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa after his bloody attack on Columbus, New Mexico. Tragedy soon follows, and it sends Billy plummeting into an agonizing chasm of despair and agony.

Subsequently, Billy vanishes leaving family and friends to wonder what happened to him. Where is he? Is he dead or alive? What provoked his disappearance? In Book Three of the Finding Billy Battles Trilogy, those questions are answered, and the mystery behind Billy’s disappearance is finally revealed.

The Lost Years of Billy Battles will be available in late summer 2017, Look for it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and wherever fine books are sold. If you haven’t already, subscribe to Ron’s blog at for updates on the book’s availability.

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About Ronald E. Yates

Ronald E. Yates is an award-winning author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. Read More About Ron Here