It is the year 1900...Captain David Blackwood is ordered to Hong Kong and before long, he and his cousin, Ralf, are embroiled in the Boxer Rebellion. David is ordered to escort a beautiful German countess on a dangerous journey up the Hoshun River. In a final stand before the walls of Tientsin, Blackwood must hold on against a torrent of suicidal Chinese warriors.
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