From Lost in Burma: ("Thal's Place")
But you mainly met survivors
Russians, Jews, some Sikhs;
Other Asians, here and there;
Maybe an Aussie, or couple of Greeks.
The place was down an alley
Off a one way street;
One used only by rickshaws
It is nip and tuck as far as the order in which the other two books will be released. "A World War 2 Trilogy" is over 200 pages and the editing takes much more than do the other two books. Part 1 is in anthology form, takes place mostly in the interior of China, and runs from March 1943 to October 1945. Part two is fictional and the same characters are involved in several activities in Shanghai. This story runs from October 1945 to December 1945. Part three takes place in Germany and finds our two protagonists in various (not all legal) with Military Intelligence in southern Germany. Time span on this story is March 1946 to September 1948.
From: "A World War 2 Trilogy"
“How long before we’re counted as AWOL?” asked Whitey. Bob told him he thought it was 48 hours, but he wasn’t sure of that. The little shack they had been locked up in was guarded by a member of Chaing Kei Sheks army, who continued to talk to them in pigeon English, and assured them that as soon as the General (not Chiang, they assumed) made sure they were not Mao’s spies, that they would be escorted back to Shanghai. Chiang, he said, didn’t want any troubles with the Americans, but there was no telling what that bastard Mao would do to take advantage of the fast
And from "24 A.A.. Ballads" (which consume a little over 100 pages)
The new guy looked to be quite well off,
Sharp white shirt and tie;
I knew he was dancing and laughing,
So he wouldn't break down and cry.
Paul then pulled out his wallet,
Before he even took a chair;
“Put your dough away, my friend,
Here, say hello to Ratty O'Hara”
The "24 A.A. Ballads" volume has been edited, and may be released before the Trilogy book.