About the Book
About the Author
Billy Battles is definitely not in Kansas anymore.
As Book 2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy opens, Billy
is far from his Kansas roots—and his improbable journeys are just beginning. He
is aboard an ocean liner sailing to the Mysterious East (Japan, Hong Kong,
French Indochina, and the Philippines), among other places.
The year is 1894 and aboard the S S China Billy meets a
mysterious, dazzling, and possibly dangerous German Baroness, locked horns with
malevolent agents of the German government, and battled ferocious Chinese and
Malay pirates in the South China Sea. Later, he is inadvertently embroiled in
the bloody anti-French insurgency in Indochina–which quite possibly makes him
the first American combatant in a country that eventually will become Vietnam.
Later, in the Philippines, he is thrust into the
Spanish-American War and the anti-American insurgency that follows. But Billy’s
troubles are just beginning. As the 19th century ends and the 20th century
begins, he finds himself in Mexico and Europe entangled with political
opportunists, spies, revolutionaries and an assortment of malicious characters
of both sexes. How will Billy handle these people and the challenges they
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