A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
A metropolis writhed in the clutch of horror's hand. The mightiest of the mighty fled in stark terror before its groping fiendish fingers. And its wake was a trail of macabre milestones, marking the way with bloated dead. One man—alone, unaided—followed in that awesome wake. He was that enigma of enigmas, the Man of a Thousand Faces—Secret Agent “X.”
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
For Secret Agent “X”, editor Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals “X” hunted. It was grim fare.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Hand of Horror, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Clutching Doom
Chapter 2: Horror of the Past
Chapter 3: Man of a Thousand Faces
Chapter 4: Killer’s Boast
Chapter 5: Plans for Rescue
Chapter 6: Bearding the Lion
Chapter 7: Tense Moments
Chapter 8: Through the Lines
Chapter 9: Escape
Chapter 10: A Killer’s Threat
Chapter 11: Prisoner!
Chapter 12: The “Boss”
Chapter 13: Conspiracy
Chapter 14: Adventuress
Chapter 15: The Bloated Death
Chapter 16: Crypt of Horror
Chapter 17: The Poisoned Bullet
Chapter 18: Cornered
Chapter 19: Hunted
Chapter 20: The Steel Door
Chapter 21: The Missing Body
Chapter 22: Secret of the Crypt
Chapter 23: No Quarter
Chapter 24: Doctor Max
Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on over two dozen audiobook projects as a narrator or producer. 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 eight or ten 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.