The War of the Dragon Lady By John Wilcox (Author)
The War of the Dragon Lady
by John Wilcox
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Into the maelstrom of the Chinese Boxer rebellion land former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman and trusted comrade. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort a missionary and his family to the supposed safety of Peking, but the capital is no sanctuary.
The year is 1900 and once again China is plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame the foreign barbarians living in their country - particularly the missionaries - for the nation's ills, are rampaging through the country, killing foreigners. China's Dowager Empress - 'The Dragon Lady' - secretly encourages them. Into this maelstrom land former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman and trusted comrade, to visit Alice's uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking. En route, the party is attacked by the red-bannered Boxers and the missionary is killed. The survivors reach Peking only to find that the capital is no sanctuary. The Legations of the foreign ministers within the city is surrounded and the Siege of Peking begins. Fonthill, Jenkins and Chang, the missionary's adopted son, volunteer to slip through the enemy lines to bring help. It proves to be Fonthill's most dangerous mission...
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About John Wilcox
After a number of years working as a journalist, John Wilcox was lured into industry. In the mid-nineties he sold his company in order to devote himself to his first love, writing. His Simon Fonthill novels have been published to high acclaim and he has also published two works of non-fiction. John sadly passed away in 2018.
The War of the Dragon Lady by John Wilcox
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