As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America’s greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began... The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator #5 of the United States Secret Service — known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher — was America’s choice to oppose him... But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator #5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to determine the victory!
Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
Working for Agent Z-7, head of an unnamed branch of U. S. Intelligence in the decade before the C. I. A. was ever envisioned, Operator #5 was assisted by newspaper reporter Diane Elliott, a two-fisted street kid named Tim Donovan, as well as his twin sister, Nan Christopher. Jimmy’s father, a retired operative himself, often backed him up with sound advice on the fine art of counter-espionage.
Operator #5 magazine ran clear to the Fall of 1939. Jimmy Christopher was in the middle of beating off yet another ongoing invasion by a renamed Japanese Empire when World War II broke out in Europe. With the fires of war threatening to engulf the world in reality, Popular Publications wisely or unwisely decided that the struggles of Jimmy Christopher no longer represented escapist fiction, and quickly folded the title. Soon enough, its loyal readers would be involved in the spreading struggle of total war. But until then…
Attack of the Blizzard Men is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the October, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.