A Call to Duty

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Fiction - 220 pages
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This novel is the third and final book of the life of James Raymond. He is asked by President Woodrow Wilson to return to the Greek island of Piros to request ships from his old friend, Petra Karpus, to help supply England and her allies in World War I. James accepts his mission and is off on another trek that brings his adopted brother, Billy Ryan, to Europe to share in the adventure. Many interesting characters are introduced in Europe. James' travel then takes him back to America where a series of adventures develop. One of these adventures takes him back to Cadiz, Spain where after this first visit there (featured in the previous book, The Miracle) he is known as Saint Jaime. This novel also brings back many of the characters from Table Mountain and the Murphy ranch where most of the central characters are brought to their conclusions. The last chapter brings James Raymond back to Table Mountain to a poignant ending. In many ways I think this is the most interesting book of the trilogy as a biographer is writing James' story and brings out untold stories of many of the original characters.

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William Post was reared in the West Texas town of Colorado City. He was educated at Texas A.&M. then served in the United States navy. After his service he became a land surveyor for the Southern Pacific Railroad. This took him to the wilds of New Mexico, Arizona and California where he immersed himself in the lore of those areas. This becomes apparent throughout the stories in these settings.William has always had a wonder lust. At the age of fifteen he traveled by himself to New York City then caught an oil tanker down to south America to visit his aunt, uncle and cousins who lived on the island of Aruba. He has traveled nearly every interstate in America visiting most of the national parks and their mysteries. He has actually lived in seven of the fifty states.William is a professional engineer and holds licenses with the state of California in Land Surveying and Civil Engineering. He retired as the Chief Engineer of the Long Beach Water Department.Taking an early retirement he moved his family to northern California near Nevada City, the heart of gold country. He dredged and sniped for gold in the Merced and Yuba rivers. He has been in the gold mines and explored much of the country surrounding them.William is an evangelic Christian and this thread is seen throughout the fiber of his stories.He is married to Brigitte Wittstock, a German immigrant, and through visits with her German family was inspired to write two novels with Germany as the central setting.William now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his extended family.

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