Death’s Frozen Formula
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.
Why did those strange human derelicts patronize newsreel-movie showings and immediately leave the theaters with evil, mysterious intent. That was the veiled enigma Agent “X” had to pierce—while unfathomable gusts of hell’s killing cold trapped “X” and Betty Dale in a murder maelstrom.
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.
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…..
Like many of his Pulp peers, Secret Agent “X” worked with a female companion who walked the fine line between aide and love interest. Betty Dale, a reporter with as much moxy and courage as any man, played a pivotal role in the entire series. She proved to be much more than a convenient damsel in distress, though this is a role she played more than once. Most stories deftly handled the balance of Betty’s emotions, teetering between her dedication to the mission and an attraction to a man whose real name she didn’t even know.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Death’s Frozen Formula, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, February 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Death Dance
Chapter 2: The Chill Op Death
Chapter 3: Faceless Horror
Chapter 4: Newsreel Nemesis
Chapter 5: House of the Damned
Chapter 6: Mystery Women
Chapter 7: The Betrayal
Chapter 8: Secret Circles
Chapter 9: Triple-Trap Summons
Chapter 10: Two Minutes to Death
Chapter 11: Invitation to Hell
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.