Slaves of the Scorpion
by G. T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
Weird symbol of ruthless greed and savage murder, that crimson talisman of the Scorpion flared its scarlet hue from skyscraper pinnacles. For the dreaded Scorpion had finally struck, seizing full power of the metropolis. And Agent “X”, greatest impersonator of the century, knew that he had met his match in a devil who could change his identity with the speed of light. The Scorpion, criminal master-mind is trying to gain control of all the mobs in the city for one hellacious night of looting. Not only must The Agent uncover the masquerade covering the Scorpion’s operations, he must clear Betty Dale of the crime—of helping Secret Agent “X”!
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, Secret Agent “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon, numbering at least twenty. Known as a mystery/crime writer, Fleming-Roberts also contributed to series characters other than Secret Agent “X”. Most notably, Diamondstone the Magician, The Green Ghost, and Jeffrey Wren were crime solvers of a sort that Fleming-Roberts enjoyed creating; magician detectives. This interest in slightly different crime tales probably contributed a great deal to Fleming-Roberts’ work on Secret Agent “X”.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Slaves of the Scorpion, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, June 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Suicide Blast
Chapter 2: The Face in the Glass
Chapter 3: Mark of the Murderer
Chapter 4: The Scorpion’s Sting
Chapter 5: Dark-Eyed Danger
Chapter 6: Congress of Crime
Chapter 7: Request to Kill
Chapter 8: House of Hidden Death
Chapter 9: King of Crime
Chapter 10: Scorpion Trap
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.