by G. T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
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.
From the very air itself came that strange and ghastly death. It seemed to be everywhere, weaving a weird pattern of terror. Barricaded doors could not keep it out. The brains and bullets of the law could not combat it. Only one man fought to trace it to its horror home. And that man was Secret Agent “X”. But Agent “X” was checkmated by the one he loved best.
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.
Other characters prior to Secret Agent “X” crossed the line between crime and weird horror. Paul Chadwick’s Wade Hammond is a character cast in the Sam Spade hard boiled detective mold who confronted bouncing balls of electric death and the like in every case. The Spider stands as another instance, but the authors behind Secret Agent “X” truly brought the sub genre where mystery meets menace into its own.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Subterranean Scourge, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, June 1936 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: The Invisible Lash
Chapter 2: Kidnaping Deluxe
Chapter 3: Death Gamble
Chapter 4: Tomb for the Living
Chapter 5: Sinister Alliance
Chapter 6: A Kill Clue
Chapter 7: Appointment With Death
Chapter 8: The Man With Terrible Eyes
Chapter 9: The Last Impersonation
Chapter 10: Den of Invisible Death
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.