Claws of the Corpse Cult
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!
Mummified hands from a Hindu thuggee are the only clue to an insidious scheme to cause war between Japan and the United States and only Secret Agent “X”—Master of a Thousand Disguises can unravel the mystery and put off World War Two for another year!
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…..
It is true that Secret Agent “X” bears strong similarities to other Pulp heroes, such as The Shadow, the Spider, even Doc Savage in some regards. What sets “X” apart, however, is simply how central mystery is to each story. In many of the stories, he and his companions are on a desperate hunt to uncover the identity of a homicidal maniac set on the destruction of humanity. But even more than that, the real mystery in each tale is who “X” really is and why he continues to fight so desperately against evil in the world. That central theme kept readers returning for new stories every single issue, eager for an answer they never learned.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Claws of the Corpse Cult, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, April 1938 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: The Mummified Hand
Chapter 2: Range Assassin
Chapter 3: The Hand and the Cipher
Chapter 4: Trapdoor to Hell
Chapter 5: Guardian of Corpse-Hands
Chapter 6: Drugged
Chapter 7: Death Op a Corpse.
Chapter 8: Satan’s Submarine
Chapter 9: Hell Below
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.