G-8 and His Battle Aces #3 Audiobook
Ace Of The White Death
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!
“Need help... Important. Meet me in Mine Seven, Shaft Two, at Saarbrucken...” Through the night flashed that message, summoning G-8, famous Yank master spy, to a mystery rendezvous deep in Bocheland. But he didn’t know enemy eyes had read that S.O.S. — didn’t guess he was heading straight into the neatest death trap ever laid for a war spy!
A primary reason for G-8’s success had to do with the setting of the tales, particularly the time period. Readers just didn’t want flying stories, but they were particularly interested in tales from the last Great War. There was something that, for a brief time, captured the imagination of readers about pilots during World War One. But, with this obviously being something that would end as quickly as it started, Popular Publications allowed G-8 author Robert J. Hogan to up the ante even more.
Hogan introduced an element to his G-8 stories that, up until that point, no one else had considered including in aviator tales. Instead of restricting America’s Master Spy’s foes to other pilots, spies, or military types, Hogan filled the skies G-8 flew through with fantastic creatures and deadly, unbelievable menaces. For every pilot aiming to kill G-8, Hogan created a mad scientist hatching a plot to kill millions. While planes flew overhead in some stories, giant bats and other winged monsters threatened entire countries in others. The skies of Robert J. Hogan’s version of World War One were filled with horrors that only G-8 could handle.
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 Ace of the White Death. Originally published in the December 1933 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: Spy Trap
Chapter 2: G-8
Chapter 3: Eagle Bait
Chapter 4: High Ace
Chapter 5: No-Man’s-Land
Chapter 6: City of Death
Chapter 7: 3-Q
Chapter 8: To be Shot at Dawn!
Chapter 9: The Crimson Dawn
Chapter 10: Hell’s Battle Aces
Chapter 11: G-8, Boche Guard
Chapter 12: Devil’s Warning
Chapter 13: The Death Sentence
Chapter 14: Escape
Chapter 15: Haunted House
Chapter 16: Mine Seven
Chapter 17: Two-Man Army
Chapter 18: Ace of the White 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.