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 urgencies are in progress agat 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 importantly, it triggers Billy's mysterious decades-long disappearance. Where is he? What happened? The answers are in The Lost Years of Billy Battles, Book 3of the award-winning Finding Billy Battles trilogy
Those plans are detailed in Book 2 of the trilogy, The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles.[←2]
$100 in 1914 is equivalent to $2,400.00 in 2016.[←3]
$607,000 in 1914 has the equivalent worth of $30 million in 2017 dollars.[←4]
$5 million in 1914 is worth about $250 million in 2017 dollars.[←5]