The China Alamo (Johann Gunther 3) by Hock Hochheim
Whether he is fighting American western outlaws, suicidal Filipino warriors or crazed Boxer Rebellion Chinese, former Texas lawman, Johann Gunther is your man.
It’s 1900 – three young doctors celebrate their graduation from medical school with a dinner on the San Francisco docks…until they’re kidnapped and Shanghaied to China. The doctors’ families are rich, and they entice Vice President Teddy Roosevelt into organizing a secret, rescue mission. Teddy dispatches his former Cuban War veteran officer, Major Gunther from the Philippines to run the top-secret mission, but not without first destroying the rotten shanghai operation on the bay.
Once in China with the doctors rescued, the full-blown Boxer Rebellion erupts and Gunther’s ragtag team must flee for their lives, run the gauntlet into Peking and into the surrounded, besieged embassy fortress, caught in a last stand Alamo of life and death.