G-8 and His Battle Aces #50 Audiobook
Flight of the Hell Hawks
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!
Mere wings of struts and steel cannot stand against the Falcons of Ruin who strike with the angry talons of destruction! G-8 could see those Claws of Death, sharpened with hate and with the strength of steel, grasping Yank pilots from their pits and hurling them to horrible destruction.
No man can match their speed, their ferocity or their hate, and where their wings have brushed the sky, there are the stains of fresh-spilled Yankee blood! The Master Spy dared to fly into battle with the true terror of the skies!
Author Robert J. Hogan went to great effort to not only give Pulp readers a hero they could cheer and support, but he also wanted them to know that G-8 was at heart just a regular guy, a soldier fighting for his country like any other. He did this in a variety of ways, tying him to things readers could relate to. Such things as G-8’s favorite song being Ragging the Scale or relating that he drove a 1917 Cadillac Roadster gave Pulp readers the sense that G-8, even though he took on giant spiders and tiger men, was also at least a little just like them.
Some believe that every hero must have a lady, and G-8 was no exception. What was unique for the period, though, was this paramour actually had the chops to be a heroine in her own right. A nurse by occupation, the woman known only as R-1, her name never revealed, much like G-8’s, was a spy who, it is assumed, undertook her own missions when she was not backing up the Battle Aces. From simple tasks to even posing as a German woman, R-1 only appeared a few times, but earned her place beside G-8.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat an airborne nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Flight of the Hell Hawks. Originally published in the November, 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: The Phantom in the Fog
Chapter 2: Screams In The Dawn
Chapter 3: Dead Han’s Warning
Chapter 4: The Hark of Death
Chapter 5: Desperate Mission
Chapter 6: The Trail To Trouble
Chapter 7: The Phantom Returns
Chapter 8: The Blood Baron
Chapter 9: Haven of the Hell Hawks
Chapter 10: Satan’s Squadron
Chapter 11: The Devil’s Toll
Chapter 12: The Devil’s Workshop
Chapter 13: Appointment In Hell
Chapter 14: The Caverns of Horror
Chapter 15: Hell’s Elevator
Chapter 16: The Face at the Window
Chapter 17: Murder Flies at Dawn
Chapter 18: Buzzards and 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.