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  Operator #5 Audiobook - #04 The Melting Death - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA506
Operator #5 Audiobook - #04 The Melting Death


 
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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#4 The Melting Death
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 

Out of the blue it struck––that dread, mysterious force, dealing death, destruction and misery to millions. America found herself stripped of her strongest defenses as battleships, huge guns, skyscrapers, factories and transportation systems crumbled to dust before the voracious flame. No one could tell where it came from; where it would next strike; no one was safe from its hot, devouring maw. An entire nation stood crippled, paralyzed by panic as Operator #5, alone, fought to save America from the red ruin loosed upon it.

 

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.

 

They called him Operator #5—undercover agent, man of many identities, patriotic protector of America’s sacred shores. Working for the U. S. Intelligence Service, his job is to root out subversive elements and stand as the first line of defense against foreign invasions from all quarters. Aided by street-smart Tim Donovan and newspaperwoman Diane Elliott, Jimmy Christopher was the James Bond of the 1930s!

 

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed counter espionage agency. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of deadly poison to be taken in the event of capture.

 

The Melting Death was originally published in the July, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine. Read with tightly-wound tension by Milton Bagby.

 
Chapter 1: Span of Doom
Chapter 2: Prey of the Unknown
Chapter 3: The Hidden Hand Strikes
Chapter 4: Corroding Terror
Chapter 5: The Sealed Room
Chapter 6: Doom on the Sea
Chapter 7: Wings of Darkness
Chapter 8: Streaming Death
Chapter 9: The Purple Spy
Chapter 10: Behind the Power
Chapter 11: Trail to Doom
Chapter 12: The Mist of Death
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on over two dozen audiobook projects as a narrator or producer. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.

“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest eight or ten hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”

When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer.  In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books.  Milton and his wife live in Nashville.


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