The Murder Brain
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.
Weird white crosses were splashed upon the sidewalks of a terror-ridden city. And under each cross lay a man murdered without a motive. Secret Agent “X”, the man of a thousand faces, set out to meet the murder master whose face was known only to the dead.
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” bears strong similarities to other Pulp heroes, such as The Shadow, the Spider, even Doc Savage in some regards. What sets Secret Agent “X” apart, however, is how central mystery is to each story. In many of the stories, he is on a desperate hunt to uncover the identity of a maniac set on the destruction of humanity. But even more so, the real mystery in each tale is who Secret Agent “X” really is and why he continues to fight so desperately against evil in the world. That central theme kept readers returning for every single issue.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Murder Brain, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, April 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Murder Epidemic
Chapter 2: Undercover Gamble
Chapter 3: G-Gun Serenade
Chapter 4: Hidden Death
Chapter 5: Death Bargains
Chapter 6: Dead Man’s Trap
Chapter 7: Double-Faced Double-Cross
Chapter 8: Killer’s Mark
Chapter 9: “Meet Mr. X.”
Chapter 10: Nets Op Steel
Chapter 11: Behind the Mask
Chapter 12: Frame for a Dead Man
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.