Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the 13th Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man's capable hands - and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service - Jimmy Christopher! Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived - Operator #5.
In this riveting thriller from acclaimed author R.J. Jagger, Denver homicide detective Nick Teffinger frantically hunts for a vicious killer only to find himself increasingly tangled in the hypnotic web of a beautiful private investigator who is working for a high-profile attorney.
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U.S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America's unnamed Intelligence Service. 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 poison to be taken in the event of capture.
Into the arena of the endless war which society wages on the criminal has stepped a new and gallant warrior - Dan Fowler, special agent of the Department of Justice. Tireless, vigilant, and daring, Dan faces the sinister forces of the underworld, determined to wrest the stranglehold of crime from the throat of humanity! Armed with courage and an insuperable power of strategy and deduction, he pits all his strength and energy against the gangster and the racketeer.
A new super criminal emerges from the underworld. Dressed all in white, his face masked, eyes blank as a blind man's, he calls himself White Eyes. Who is he? What are his goals? All of Manhattan reels under the onslaught of the Blind Death, a scourge so terrible that innocent people are struck dead, their eyes turning white as hardboiled eggs. From his skyscraper headquarters to the sugarcane fields of Cuba, Doc Savage races to crush gangland's latest uncrowned king!
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. James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America's unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood.
James Christopher is the real name of the legendary Intelligence Service agent designated as Operator #5. Armed with a .45 automatic and a flexible rapier concealed in his belt, he stood against the fearsome forces - both foreign and domestic - who were bent on destroying the United States of America. During the dark days of the Great Depression, when Europe was overrun by fascist dictators, he was our greatest secret agent.
Unseen, impregnable, the strange war engine of a foreign power hovered over America, waiting the fatal moment to hurl death upon a thousand cities and towns. Foredoomed to destruction and desolation before the ravaging hordes of the Yellow Empire, bleak despair gripped the nation's millions. And then men held their breath in agonizing hope - as Operator #5, single-handed, seized the last grim chance to save the United States!
Once again, James Christopher, known in the secret archives of Washington as Operator #5, is called on to battle a deadly threat to American freedom in Curtis Steele's The Yellow Scourge! This time, the treacherous criminal nation he defeated in The Invisible Empire has risen up again to strike a bloody blow against the United States.
The Grey Gang was the most vicious criminal kidnapping ring in the nation. Ordinary police could not capture them. Their victims mounted. So J. Edgar Hoover assigned his top G-Man to track them down. Special Agent Dan Fowler was the right man for the job. Tough as nails, cool under fire, he was as relentless as his enemies were cruel. Fowler swore an oath to crush these murderous specialists in the snatch racket. It was his job. But it was also personal.