by G. T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
The weird coal mine Inferno, burning for decades, poured its ghastly flames into the stark night. It was a fitting lair for the awesome, implacable killer who sent such chill terror to the hearts of powerful coal barons that they formed a dread syndicate with Satan to save their lives. And even the skill and daring of Secret Agent “X” seemed defeated against so powerful a combine.
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…..
The impact Secret Agent “X” had on pulp fiction was significant. Although stories preceded this series about cops and agents coming up against the unusual, the “X” tales blended the crime and science fiction/horror genres seamlessly. Elements of deduction and justice seeking weaved extremely well into looming nightmares come to life and horrible, monstrous villains. Secret Agent “X” concreted a sub genre all its own in many ways, laying the groundwork for such future works as George C. Chesbro’s Mongo series and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Satan’s Syndicate, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Flames From Hell
Chapter 2: The Captain’s Catch
Chapter 3: Killer’s Calling Card
Chapter 4: Trail to Death
Chapter 5: The Yellow Fingers
Chapter 6: Four Living Two Dead
Chapter 7: Edge Op the Grave
Chapter 8: Burning Gold
Chapter 9: White Fire
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.