Across six thousand miles and spanning two continents an unseen hand moved living pawns over a chessboard of death. The stake was the life blood of a nation, the symbol—the Red Maggot—a fire to unholy ambition, the possession of which bound a man’s soul to the Devil. And Secret Agent “X”—man of a thousand faces and conqueror of kings of crime—found himself parried by the ageless weapons and black magic of the Far East.
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” would pit himself against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Arsonists. These were the tabloid master criminals our nameless hero hunted.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Curse of the Crimson Horde, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, September 1938 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Death on Fifth Avenue
Chapter 2: The Girl in the Road
Chapter 3: Forty Fathom Fight
Chapter 4: Death Strikes in Mid-Ocean
Chapter 5: Pall of Green Death
Chapter 6: The Pearl Kings
Chapter 7: Sting of Doom
Chapter 8: The Man Without a Face
Chapter 9: The Cobra Death
Chapter 10: Message From the Dead
Chapter 11: Secret of Lost Island
Chapter 12: Prisoners of Lost Island
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.