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.
A wealthy arms manufacturer and a powerful gang lord killed themselves—when they had the world by the tail. Secret Agent “X” sought to discover the baffling, contradictory cause of their enigmatic suicides. But even the Agent’s amazing disguises failed him. For a strange, beautiful girl was able to pierce every clever face worn by the man of a thousand faces.
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…..
Secret Agent “X”’s greatest advantage against evil and over other Pulp heroes, was his unerring mastery of disguise. Able to take on various roles in each story, oftentimes on the fly, “X” proved to be a formidable foe and a mystery that criminals were often desperate to sort out. The fact that only one person ever truly came close, a woman able to pick out characteristics unique to Secret Agent “X”, earn him a place on the list of great Pulp heroes.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Assassins’ League, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, October 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Killer’s Homecoming
Chapter 2: “No End but Death”
Chapter 3: Bloody Alliance
Chapter 4: Beauty’s X-Ray Eyes
Chapter 5: The Society Op Assassins
Chapter 6: Checkmate Corpse
Chapter 7: The Torture Fest
Chapter 8: Death Monster
Chapter 9: Darkness Made Op Light
Chapter 10: The Hell Ship
Chapter 11: Madman’s Inferno
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.