Dividends of Doom
by G. T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent “X” came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, “X” the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.
There was a halo of horror surrounding those little green china cats. Death seemed to look out of their curiously slanting eyes. For all who touched them died in throes of terror...Secret Agent “X” touched one–-and he knew he would collect dividends of doom.
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.
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
Secret Agent “X”’s greatest advantage in his battle against evil and over other Pulp heroes, was his unerring mastery of disguise. Able to take on various roles in each story, oftentimes on the fly, “X” proved to be a formidable foe and a mystery that criminals were often desperate to sort out. The fact that only one person ever truly came close, a blind woman whose senses were heightened and made her able to pick out characteristics unique to Secret Agent “X”, earn him a place on the list of great Pulp heroes.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Dividends of Doom, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, February 1936 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Green China Cat
Chapter 2: The Frightened Girl
Chapter 3: Song of Sudden Death
Chapter 4: Book of Doom
Chapter 5: Thirty Shares of Death
Chapter 6: “Treason!”
Chapter 7: Candidate for Death
Chapter 8: Bast Prowls
Chapter 9: Claws of the China Cat
Chapter 10: Achmet Sleeps
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.