In 1907, a gifted child was kidnapped and taken to a place known as “the Shrine,” the ultra-secret headquarters of the sinister “Brotherhood.” The child’s real name was erased, and he was given the number 13. As memories of his parents faded, he was trained in the arts of power. An exemplary student, he seemed destined to become a great agent of the Brotherhood. Instead, 13 learned the true nature of the Brotherhood, and fled. Thus began a deadly cat-and-mouse game between Agent 13 and the Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood has existed since the dawn of civilization. For millennia, it guided mankind down “the bright path.” But then Itsu, the Hand Sinister, seized power and converted light to darkness. Now, in the 1930s, the Brotherhood lusts for global dominance and intends to throw the world into a debilitating war to gain it.
Only Agent 13 stands in their way.
A midnight avenger, Agent 13 is a master of disguise, an invisible operator, and a ruthless destroyer of evil-committed to toppling the Brotherhood through any means. And the Brotherhood fears him, for many of the members have been discovered dead, with the number 13 branded into their foreheads.
Originally published in 1986, The Agent 13 Adventures recaptured the breakneck, cliffhanger pace of the pulps in paperback form. Created and written by FLINT DILLE ( G1Transformers, G.I. Joe, Inhumanoids) and DAVID MARCONI (Enemy of the State, Live Free and Die Hard), this volume represents the first time the trilogy has been collected. Included are the three novels - THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE, THE SERPENTINE ASSASSIN, and ACOLYTES OF DARKNESS. If you are a fan of the Agent 13 novels, the role-playing games, the comics, and the graphic novels then you will want to purchase this book which includes an introduction by original series editor MARGARET WEIS, a script excerpt from the upcoming radio adaptation of THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE by DENIZ CORDELL and COLONIAL RADIO THEATER OF THE AIR , illustrations by cover artist JIM CRAIG , and author commentary on the origins of the mysterious Agent 13 - The Midnight Avenger!