Operator #5

73 books in series
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The Masked Invasion Publisher's Summary

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. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our midwestern breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today's listeners in audiobook format.

Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of audiobooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

©? 1934 Renewed ? 1962 Popular Publications, Inc. Renewed and assigned to Argosy Communications, Inc. (P)? 2012 RadioArchives.com
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  • Book 1

    • The Masked Invasion

    • Operator #5, Book 1
    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    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.

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Operator #5 V1: The Masked Invasion

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Operator #5, Adventure 2, May 1934

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    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.

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Operator #5 V2: The Invisible Empire

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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!

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Operator #5 #3, June 1934

    • Book 3
    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V3: The Yellow Scourge

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Richard Epcar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Operator #5 #4 July 1934

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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. They called him Operator #5: undercover agent, man of many identities, patriotic protector of America's sacred shores.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V4: The Melting Death

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It began with the mysterious collapse of a new suspension bridge spanning the Mississippi River. But that was only the beginning. Soon battleships, Army fortifications, coastal defenses, even skyscrapers were crumbling under the strange corroding Dust of Doom. What malevolent force was obliterating America's most important military sites? What shadowy person or nation stood behind these atrocities?

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 5

    • Operator #5: August 1934

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V5: Cavern of the Damned

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Secretly, behind closed doors and guarded portals, the mysterious Black Power of Zaava spread its hidden terror throughout America. What evil force was behind the destruction of churches, the wholesale disappearance of entire congregations? What sinister spell had fallen upon American men and women to make them hurl themselves into white-hot flaming furnaces? A trap worse than death was laid for Operator #5 when, in a final effort to combat this monstrous hidden power, he made his way alone into the Cavern of the Damned!

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 6

    • Operator #5 #6 September 1934

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Chaos, confusion, and disintegration fall with swift, breathtaking disaster upon America! Already terrorized by a tottering, unstable world, American men and women are swept into a mad stampede when the great leaders of the nation are spirited away one by one to return as broken men, useless and inept. Here Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 - sets forth on his most thrilling and dangerous exploit while the great brains of America surrender to madness and despair, as a leaderless people seethe in revolt against a government that is crumbling before their eyes.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Operator #5 V6: Master of Broken Men

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chaos, confusion, and disintegration fall with swift, breathtaking disaster upon America! Already terrorized by a tottering, unstable world, American men and women are swept into a mad stampede when the great leaders of the nation are spirited away, one by one, to return broken men, useless, inept. Here Jimmy Christopher - Operator #5 - sets forth on his most thrilling and dangerous exploit while the great brains of America surrender to madness and despair, as a leaderless people seethe in revolt against a government that is crumbling before their eyes.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 7

    • Operator #5 #7 October 1934

    • By: Curtis Steele, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    James Christopher did not technically belong to the US 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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V7: Invasion of the Dark Legion

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A powerful army of invasion - armed with the most ghastly modern weapons: bacteria, plagues, hideous diseases - lay carefully hidden within the borders of the United States, ready to strike at the heart of the nation, to kill, pillage, demolish. A foreign demagogue, mad drunk with power, greed, and lust, planned the slaughter of a million helpless men and women to sate his twisted, race-proud ambition.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 8

    • Operator #5 #8 November 1934

    • By: Curtis Steele, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The mad emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new, horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While slant-eyed Mongols bent over a powerful death machine, about 1,000 miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children - all living things - gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs, fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element. Against these demoniacal hordes, one man alone - Operator #5 - struggles while red revolt and destruction blasts America!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V8: The Green Death Mists

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The mad Emperor, warrior descendant of the ravagers of Asia, unleashed a new horrible, ingenious weapon against the American people. While Mongols bent over a powerful death machine a thousand miles away, the air became unbreathable! Men and women and children - all living things - gasped for life-giving oxygen, and with searing, heaving lungs fell strangled by the mysterious, deadly element.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 9

    • Operator #5 #9, December 1934

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold - wheat! Then suddenly the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire.... Another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery - overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V9: Legions of Starvation

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Speeding through the silent blackness of the night, a long freight train was laden with a cargo more precious than fine gold - wheat! Then suddenly the hirelings of Apocryphos unleashed red destruction, and the great machine lay wrecked, its cars of priceless grain afire...another blow in the ruthless campaign that was driving a proud people, whimpering, to slavery - overwhelmed by the cruel pangs of hunger!

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 10

    • Operator #5 #10 January 1935

    • By: RadioArchives.com, Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gaiety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, and destroying! At 12-hour intervals thereafter - no man knew in advance where - another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in the newspapers.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operator #5 V10: The Red Invader

    • By: Curtis Steele
    • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gaiety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, and destroying! At 12-hour intervals thereafter - no man knew in advance where - another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in newspapers.

    Regular price: $34.99

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