G-8 and His Battle Aces #16 Audiobook
The X-Ray Eye
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
“Scientist murdered in Berlin!” It was that headline in a German newspaper that sent G-8 on the trail of one of the most ghastly war schemes that ever blasted fighting skies. Intelligence was not impressed by the news story; but G-8 suspected the motive behind the crime, knew that it promised a horror campaign that might destroy the world — and grimly he set out to combat it on a lone madman’s mission into terror skies.
G-8 and His Battle Aces fought evil in the skies of the world during World War One, as written by author Robert J. Hogan. Hogan’s Great War, however, was thankfully not fully grounded in reality. Although a strong country, G-8’s America entered into the alleged war to end all wars up against an enemy like no other before. This Germany did not simply have thousands of soldiers marching out to fight or guns with regular bullets or even traditional airplanes. No, Hogan’s version of the Kaiser had giant bats, floating dog heads that spread disease, death rays, and more, but these were not the Kaiser’s creations.
Not only did Hogan create the ultimate aviation hero in G-8, but he also gave America’s Master Spy one of the most formidable foes in fiction. Herr Doctor Krueger, G-8’s most recurring enemy, brought his devilish intellect into play, warping science and weaponry into his own twisted vision. From Krueger’s monstrous mind came creations that would decimate thousands and thousands, and only one man was capable of stopping him, Hogan’s own G-8.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in ‘The X-Ray Eye’. Originally published in the January 1935 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
Chapter 1: Murder in Berlin
Chapter 2: Death Chase
Chapter 3: Madman's Patrol
Chapter 4: The Interrupted Escape
Chapter 5: Tell-Tale Ashes
Chapter 6: A Fatal Accident
Chapter 7: "Halt!"
Chapter 8: G-8
Chapter 9: The Man with Bloody Hands
Chapter 10: Flight
Chapter 11: Machine-Gun Barrage
Chapter 12: Under Arrest
Chapter 13: Nippy
Chapter 14: Eagles' Slaughter
Chapter 15: Q-11
Chapter 16: Captured
Chapter 17: Eye of Death
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.
Nick DeGregorio is a composer and conductor with over 100 theatrical musical direction credits including a Helen Hayes Awards, Best Musical Direction nomination for his work on DeafWest’s Big River at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. Nick’s conducted and/or played for Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorna Luft, Juliet Prowse, Morey Amsterdam, John Denver, Carol Channing and Glen Campbell and was MD for Hal Linden, Dorothy Lamour (5 years) and the LA Friar’s Club roast of Carl Reiner. He’s provided musical direction at many regional theatres around the country and was associate conductor for the Broadway tours of 42nd Street and Big River and the PCLO/Nederlander tour of Doctor Dolittle.
Nick’s conducted the Phoenix Symphony, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Les Brown’s Band of Renown and has played piano with the St. Louis, San Jose, Utah, Ottawa, Rochester, Baltimore, Winnipeg, Florida and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. On Broadway, Nick played piano for 42nd Street. Off-Broadway, Nick wrote the orchestrations for Fanny Hill and orchestrated for Lorna Luft’s show and Barry Manilow produced recording, Songs My Mother Taught Me. He’s done orchestrations for the Key West Pops and also for Mitzi Gaynor’s new show, Razzle Dazzle. As a composer, Nick has worked on projects for BBC-TV, Random House Entertainment, Mike Young Productions, Scholastic Entertainment, Coyne Communications and Paramount Pictures. He has also written seven musical comedies, the latest, High School Reunion, was recently listed in the Samuel French catalog.