The Purple Invasion story #8 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
Peace — or Treason? — Editorial
Thrilling Feature-Length Novel Of America’s Undercover Ace
Revolt of the Lost Legions
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
The guillotine rose and fell, and American patriots died for daring to defy the Purple invader, supreme from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In sun-bleached Death Valley, Operator 5’s outlawed, ragged army chafed within the cordon of the great Purple army. Only a military miracle would arouse despairing Americans and free those lost legions... To make possible that miracle, Operator 5 gambles boldly with Death at the very heart of Emperor Rudolph’s colossus of strangling steel.
War-Maker’s Trail — A Gregory Grex Story
by Evan Leigh
In some unknown spy nest Yamasina waited — to assassinate the President!
The Arrow of Doom — A Captain Vedders Story
by Frank Gruber
Castanets in El Cid Cafe clicked a death tune for half the world.
Things That Made America Great:
The Turtle That Routed a Fleet
by Morton Taney
Lord Howe’s fleet held a knife to the throat of the American colonies...
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Spies that are never caught
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers