The Lost Years of Billy Battles (Book Three in the award-winning Finding Billy Battles Trilogy) is now available on Amazon.
About The Lost Years of Billy Battles:
The year is 1914 and the world is in turmoil. In Europe, the Great War is raging. In Asia, fierce insurgencies are in progress against the colonial powers of Europe. In Mexico, a bloody revolution is ripping that nation to shreds and threatening to spill over into Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, Billy Battles and his wife, the former Baroness Katharina von Schreiber, have managed to live an uncommonly sedate life for almost ten years. But, with one telephone call their tranquil world is shattered.
Katharina and Billy set off on a succession of wild adventures that will alter their lives for all time. Their new and violent world is one brimming with miscreants, secret agents, treachery, and tragedy. But most important, it triggers Billy’s mysterious decades-long disappearance. Where is he? What happened? The answers are in The Lost Years of Billy Battles, Book 3 of the award-winning Finding Billy Battles trilogy.
What readers are saying about this final chapter in the amazing life of Billy Battles:
“This well-written conclusion to the Billy Battles Trilogy is its crown jewel. The characters are so vivid and compelling it’s hard to believe that this is a work of fiction. Astounding imagery puts you right in the thick of things. In more ways than I can count, this book is a masterpiece.” Marcha Fox, author of the Star Trails Tetralogy Series.
“Ron Yates is a master of historical fiction. The Lost Years of Billy Battles is an epic finale to an incredible lifetime.” Scott Skipper, best-selling author of Artifact and many other titles.
“Exclamations all OVER the place about this wonderful trilogy!” Heidi Mastrogiovanni, screenwriter and author of Lala Pettibone’s Act Two
“A perfect finish to a masterful series expertly written and researched as only award-winning author Ron Yates could do. The characters were terrific!” John Howell, author of Circumstances of childhood.
“This is a series of books that kept me thinking about the storyline even when I was not actively reading. I constantly looked forward to where the story took me and suffered a huge letdown when the story ended. I did not want the story to end but wanted it to go on. The characters were very easy to get to know and to picture in my mind. I also got a great history lesson as I read about all of the adventures of Billy Battles. Prior to reading the series, I was totally unaware of the US involvement in the Philippines and the ‘invasion’ of Veracruz.” Larry Plano
“A trilogy that will have your attention from book 1, Finding Billie Battles. Book 3, The Lost Years of Billy Battles, brings back so many characters you’ve come love and hate. I’m sorry it’s over but will have the chance to begin again. Thank you, Ron Yates, for sharing your gift.” Terry Bruton
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I want to especially thank my Editor, Susan Hughes and my First Readers for their exceptional work in going over the book with incomparable assiduousness. (Billy Battles would NEVER use those last two words!)
I hope you will give The Lost Years of Billy Battles a look see.