G-8 and His Battle Aces #41 Audiobook
Patrol of the Murder Masters
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!
Hungry hands of Death, reaching with their blood-reddened claws for his life, have not killed the fighting spirit of the Master Spy! Two fiends united in Unholy Destruction have attached their Hate to the Stars in The Sky! And to the Battle Aces, closeted with Death — it is fight and fight and fight! The hand of Krueger about to strike, has been gripped by a terrible fear, as Stahlmaske moves across the scene with a hate that consumes all men! G-8 and Krueger are partners again, as strange as it may seem — to defeat a scourge that knows no bounds — the relentless Masters of Murder!
G-8 debuted in late 1933 at a unique point in history. More than a decade after the end of World War One, creator Robert J. Hogan set his aviation horror pulp series squarely in the midst of that conflict. Some readers and experts have theorized as to why Hogan made such a choice, instead of inventing his own war or, when troubles in Europe started again, moving the time period closer to World War II.
First, Hogan had actually not only lived during World War One, but also had served as a part of the newly formed air corps. Another theory is that Hogan recognized that the world his readers were living in was one of depression, of fear, of uncertainty and that he could take an event that they all knew about, one in which the outcome was known, and with imagination and excellent storytelling, give readers a world they could escape to that was both familiar and fantastical.
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 ‘Patrol of the Murder Masters’. Originally published in the February 1937 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: Wings of Destruction
Chapter 2: The Phantom in the Fog
Chapter 3: Bait for a Vulture
Chapter 4: The Trap is Sprung
Chapter 5: The Devil’s Dawn
Chapter 6: Death Walks the Dark
Chapter 7: Battling Battle
Chapter 8: Lone Mission
Chapter 9: Dummy Bomb
Chapter 10: Shaking Hands with the Devil
Chapter 11: The Valley of Stahlmaske
Chapter 12: Cloud Killers
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.