As Book Three of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy begins it is 1914 and Billy is in Chicago with his wife, the former Baroness Katharina von Schreiber living a sedate and comfortable life after years of adventure and tragedy.
That changes with a single telephone call that yanks Billy and Katharina back into a life of havoc and peril.
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 grapple with an assortment of German spies, Mexican revolutionaries, devious political operatives, and other malefactors.
Subsequently, tragedy strikes and Billy vanishes leaving family and friends to wonder what happened to him. Where is he? Is he dead or alive?
What provoked his decades-long disappearance?
In The Lost Years of Billy Battles, those questions are answered, and the mystery behind Billy's inexplicable disappearance is ultimately revealed.
- Grand Prize Winner Overall Best Book of 2018, Chanticleer International Book Awards.
- Award for Excellence, Official Selection, New Apple Book Award, 2019
- 2018 Grand Prize Winner, Goethe Historical Fiction, Chanticleer International Book Awards.
- Book Excellence Award, 2019
"I've begun few books as eagerly as I did this one. Having read the first two volumes of Ronald E. Yates' extraordinary trilogy, Finding Billy Battles, I couldn't wait to continue his story in the final volume, The Lost Years of Billy Battles. The third installment lived up to the exceedingly high standard set in the first two volumes. Billy Battles is as dear and fascinating a literary friend as I have ever encountered. I learned much about American and international history, and you will too if you read any or all of the books. Each is an independent work, but if read in relation to the others, the reader experiences that all too rare sense of complete transport to another world, one fully realized in these pages because the storytelling is so skillful and thoroughly captivating. Trust me; you'll want to read all three volumes." - Chanticleer Reviews
- ISBN-13 : 978-1545632819
- 412 pages