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.
The long, grasping tentacles of the avaricious Golden God were engulfing the poor-rich of Carrollton City in a holocaust of death and disaster. And Agent “X”, master of a thousand faces and a thousand daring cases, found that the talons of the Golden God belonged to a corpse—to an evil cadaver that lethal weapons of mankind could not conquer.
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.
Walking a fine line between Government Agent and essentially a masked vigilante, Secret Agent “X” as a character almost demanded villains more extreme than he was. Street level crime was not what the likes of Doctor Marko, The Leopard Lady, Thoth, and Madam Death practiced. They brought mass murder and hysteria and only a figure such as Secret Agent “X” could stand up to them.
Though Paul Chadwick was the creator and architect of the weird menace series that Secret Agent “X” would be, other well known Pulp writers also added their own contributions to the canon. All writing under the “Brant House name”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Emile C. Tepperman, and Wayne Rogers wrote Secret Agent “X” tales as well over the 41 story run.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Corpse that Murdered, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, June 1938 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Thrust of the Silent Death
Chapter 2: Challenge to the Golden God
Chapter 3: Too Tough Eggs
Chapter 4: The Living Dead
Chapter 5: Madman at Large
Chapter 6: The Golden God Speaks
Chapter 7: Double-Time Fall Guy
Chapter 8: The World’s Worst Crime
Chapter 9: Checks of Sealed Fate
Chapter 10: The Grasp of the Golden God
Chapter 11: Stake of an Empire
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.