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Operator #5 Audiobook #25 Crime’s Reign of Terror - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA584
Operator #5 Audiobook - #25 Crime’s Reign of Terror
 
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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#25 Crime’s Reign of Terror
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Men blanched at that name — the Scarlet Baron! Ambitious master of the united Underworld, he promised boundless riches for all! But Jimmy Christopher — Operator #5 of the Intelligence — understood the true purpose behind the new plague of rapine and murder. With the gallant Federal G-men slaughtered — with the Secret Service and militia admitting defeat — alone, wounded and heartsick, Operator #5 seizes the very last chance to save our crime-beleaguered land from shameful serfdom!
 
Jimmy belonged to the clean-cut, square-jaw, clear-eyed breed of hero made popular by the F. B. I. back in those grim days. He carried a Colt automatic and wore a flexible rapier concealed in the hollow of his leather belt. A gold skull ornament dangled from a vest-pocket watch chain. It contained a fast-acting poison in case of capture by enemy agents. Jimmy Christopher played a very dangerous game, of which he was a past master.
 
After two years, original Operator #5 author Frederick C. Davis grew tired of saving the United States through his surrogate hero, and bowed out. His editors required that he write under the house name of Curtis Steele, so readers didn’t notice when Emile C. Tepperman and then Wayne Rogers took over the series. Tepperman became famous for breaking the monthly menace format, and launching a continuing serial revolving around the Purple Invasion, wherein a Hitlerian Axis of European powers actually succeeds to conquering America, forcing Jimmy Christopher and his courageous crew into the roles of ragged guerrillas desperately battling to reclaim the nation, state by state. Fans have dubbed this thirteen-part saga, “The War and Peace of the pulps.”

 

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.

 
Crime’s Reign of Terror iread with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the April, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Chapter 1: A Trap for G-Men!
Chapter 2: The Voice of Doom
Chapter 3: The Mark of the Baron
Chapter 4: Praise for a Traitor
Chapter 5: Suicide Detail
Chapter 6: The Million-Dollar Reward
Chapter 7: Message From the Air
Chapter 8: Battle on the Parapet
Chapter 9: Trail of the Baron
Chapter 10: America Doomed!
Chapter 11: The Battle of Leander Prison
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on close to two hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. 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 many 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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