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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook # 29 Skeletons of the Black Cross - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1014
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #29 Skeletons of the Black Cross
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #29 Audiobook
Skeletons of the Black Cross
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!
 
Sudden, hideous destruction loomed like some frightful monster in the skies, wrought by what fiendish hand, the Master Spy could not tell because it struck swiftly and silently, without so much as a trace of its frightful source. G-8 took up this challenge with a single thought in mind; that wherever the hand of Herr Doktor Krueger showed, Death must be matched with Death! Still G-8 hit the sky lanes of Death — with a purpose. He would bring back the answer or not return at all.
 
Accompanied on most missions by the two men making up the Battle Aces, G-8 relied on two men, both pilots, to fight alongside him and have his back, often nearly losing their own lives in the process.
 
Bull Martin may not have been long on brains, but he had muscle. Even though he was often at odds with Nippy, Bull only ever used his particular two fisted skills when he or his companions were threatened and always to defend his country. Bull also proved, though, to be rather superstitious. This comes up often in the stories, but is exemplified best by the number of the plane he flies 7.
 
Almost the opposite of Bull, as was sort of the pattern for sidekicks in Pulp Fiction, Nippy Weston was small only in stature. A fair hand with fighting himself, Nippy acted as mechanic, but also spent a fair amount of time antagonizing Bull. Just as Bull proved his superstition by the numbering of his plane, Nippy maintained he was in no way superstitious, proving it by numbering his own plane 13.
 
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 Skeletons of the Black Cross. Originally published in the February 1936 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: G-8 Faces Death
Chapter 2: Hunted
Chapter 3: Night Flight
Chapter 4: Death Rides the Sea
Chapter 5: The Devil’s Message
Chapter 6: The Invisible Death
Chapter 7: Spandau Suicide
Chapter 8: The Fallen Ace
Chapter 9: Hell’s Kitchen
Chapter 10: The Basket of Death
Chapter 11: Trapped
Chapter 12: The Phantom Trail
Chapter 13: Marching Skeletons
Chapter 14: A Deal With the Devil
Chapter 15: Aces High
Chapter 16: Wings of Victory
 

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 WoodsI 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 ShowB.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.

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