The Purple Invasion story #2 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
Drums of Disaster — An Editorial
Thrilling Feature-Length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
Patriots’ Death Battalion
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
America, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, has been washed in blood by the ruthless war hordes of the invader, Rudolph I. On the banks of the mighty Father of Waters the American people, poorly armed, ragged and desperate, are making a last stand. But as rumors reach them of the bloody slaughter to the east, as the heavens fill swiftly with thousands of enemy planes, and they sense the insidious treachery developing among their own military leaders, their grim courage begins to weaken. Their only hope lies in Operator 5 – and he, a victim of internal treachery, has disappeared!
Locked in With Death — A Red Finger Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Europe’s cleverest most unscrupulous foreign agent spins a plot that puts Red Finger in the path of awful and apparently unavoidable destruction.
Traitor’s Legacy — A Captain John Vedder Story
by Frank Gruber
Captain John Vedder has to call on all his courage and cunning when a valuable military secret falls into the hands of his country’s worst enemy.
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
What the sword-rattling in Europe means to America!
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers