What is more important? Life—or lucre? Most of us would cast our vote in favor of life. But for one group of men, wealth possesses a far greater hold. Such a position becomes apparent when a New York publishing magnate dies in a horrible fit of madness. In response his surviving friends band together, vowing they would rather die than capitulate to his murderer. His name? The Fool. And Secret Agent X, man of a thousand faces, found that even he was not immune from the wiles of a madman.