G-8 and His Battle Aces #48 Audiobook
Flight of the Green Assassin
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!
The bony fingers of Death and chill of the hungry grave hang over the Western Front, as the Master Spy fights a menace he does not understand! What greed for power and what disdain for human life can have given wings to this Master Mind of Crime who brings his Green Death to the Sky? What manner of man can laugh while brave men give up their lives; what genius of destruction can render G-8 helpless? Yellow hands upon the triggers of destruction blaze their bloody path across the skies and reach with their skeletal fingers for the life of the Master Spy!
Even though G-8 and His Battle Aces took on creatures from the depths of Hell and things not even conceived of in nightmares, readers connected to America’s Master Spy for another reason. Author Robert J. Hogan pulled no punches in creating a World War One unlike the event in the history books, yet it was still World War One. The planes G-8 and his men flew were accurate, the descriptions of war and period pieces necessary to set the scene were dead on, and overall the feel Hogan provided allowed fans to feel as if the war G-8 was fighting might have been the actual battle going on, one hidden from the public.
Just enough reality seeped into the pulp pages to hook the interested. With the hint that these stories were related to Hogan by the Flying Spy himself, the dangerous blend of historic authenticity with the outlandish plots and fiends thrown at him every month made G-8 a must read for many fans.
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 ‘Flight of the Green Assassin’. Originally published in the September 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Twin Devils
Chapter 2: Mysterious Code
Chapter 3: The Forbidden Chamber
Chapter 4: G-8 Tries a Trick
Chapter 5: Introduction to Death
Chapter 6: The Challenge
Chapter 7: Attack at Le Bourget
Chapter 8: Battle Deals a Hand
Chapter 9: The Den of the Red Ants
Chapter 10: Release from Hell
Chapter 11: The Murder Zeppelin
Chapter 12: The Case is Closed
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.