The Purple Invasion story #1 of 13
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront.
What has become known as the “War and Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amazing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine.
Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
by Will Murray
The War-God Laughs — An Editorial
Thrilling Feature-Length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
Death’s Ragged Army
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resist! With the American Defense Forces routed, only Operator 5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of loyal guerillas could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true-to-life, thrilling episode, dramatized from Jimmy Christopher’s own personal history of the Second War of Independence!
Red Finger — Spy Poison! — A Red Finger Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
A crusty dowager whispers to a second-hand bookseller and Red Finger, the terror of spydom, follows a perilous trail to death — and romance!
Red Dust of Death — A Captain John Vedders Story
by Frank Gruber
Captain John Vedders, Military Intelligence, felt sorry for pretty Katie Druhar, but a broken heart is a cheap price to pay for a nation’s freedom!
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
What the sword-rattling in Europe means to America!
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers