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…..
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent “X”—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.
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.
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon. Fleming-Roberts contributed to series characters other than “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”.
Like many of his Pulp peers, Secret Agent “X” worked with a female companion who walked the fine line between aide and love interest. Betty Dale, a reporter, played a pivotal role in the entire series. Most stories deftly handled the balance of Betty’s emotions, teetering between her dedication to the mission and an attraction to a man whose real name she didn’t even know.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Corpse Contraband, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, December 1938 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Cargo of Corpses
Chapter 2: The Man From Mongolia
Chapter 3: Shrouds of the Yezidee
Chapter 4: Shroud for Agent X
Chapter 5: Food for Rats
Chapter 6: Murdo’s Girl
Chapter 7: Sleepers in the Tomb
Chapter 8: Design for Dyings
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.