Yoke of the Crimson Coterie
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!
Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction. And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent “X” found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.
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 that Secret Agent “X” had on pulp fiction was significant. Although stories preceded this series about cops and agents coming up against the unusual, the various authors behind “X” blended the crime and science fiction/horror genres seamlessly in the Secret Agent “X” stories. 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 Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, March 1939 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Death’s Burning Touch
Chapter 2: The Veiled Doom Stalks
Chapter 3: Plan of Defense
Chapter 4: Fate’s Frameup
Chapter 5: The Trail to Nowhere
Chapter 6: The Fortress Op Doom
Chapter 7: The Sixth Doomed Man
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.