The Purple Invasion story #7 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
No Spies Wanted! — Editorial
Thrilling Feature-length Novel Of America’s Undercover Ace
Patriots’ Death March
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
The Purple invader lorded it over the East, straddled the Rockies, rolled his guns ruthlessly westward to crush the last American defenders. But men who are willing to die for their country can never be completely licked! And Operator 5, leading a gallant handful, began a miracle march to seize a deadly treasure, rally an army, and fling the enemy a new, grim challenge on an unsuspected front!
Yellow Thunder — A Gregory Grex Story
by Evan Leigh
The spymaster prepared a mathematically certain death for Gregory Grex.
Cards for a Traitor — A Gripping Short Story
by Edward S. Williams
Treason was the hole card in that six-handed poker game with death.
Things That Made America Great: Israel Bissel’s Ride
by Morton Taney
Slaughter on Lexington Common called for a man of iron — to carry the dread news to waiting patriots!
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Between the lines of the seal-splashed treaties.
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers