G-8 and His Battle Aces #69 Audiobook
Flight of the Death Battalion
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!
Across the lines in the hot hell of a madman’s mind grew the scourge that was to ravage the land and the sky! And so G-8 flies, that his comrades may live and that his country may endure!
They had no way of telling what lay before them, no sign of murder in the day or in the night as the Battle Aces sat talking in their Hangar. And then it came! — strange and ghastly, as though from another earth, and G-8 had no weapon other than his courage with which to fight!
Author Robert J. Hogan wrote G-8 and His Battle Aces for ten years. What makes this accomplishment even more intriguing is that Hogan wrote every single adventure, all total 110 tales, of America’s Master Spy. This was rare in the Pulp industry, as long running series usually ended up having at least two authors, if not more, because writers had to be spelled from time to time or had other projects. Hogan, however, piloted G-8 through every single adventure.
Another interesting note about Hogan’s tenure with G-8 is that he wrote under his own name. Every adventure carried Robert J. Hogan as a byline. Long running series, such as Doc Savage or The Shadow, usually ran under a house name. This made it possible for other writers to step in at times and readers allegedly never be aware of the difference. Hogan, however, hammered out every tale, and this was while he wrote for other pulp magazines and even, for a short time, wrote the novel length The Mysterious Wu Fang stories. At one point, it was believed Robert J. Hogan was writing two million words a year for Pulp magazines.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a murderous nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Flight of the Death Battalion. Originally published in the June, 1939 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: Message from the Dead
Chapter 2: Night Wings
Chapter 3: On Dangerous Ground
Chapter 4: Orders for a Corpse
Chapter 5: Buried Alive
Chapter 6: Satan Wields the Whip
Chapter 7: Night Flight
Chapter 8: Hell on the Loose
Chapter 9: Beyond the Bars
Chapter 10: Trap for Aces
Chapter 11: Invitation to Death
Chapter 12: Death Stalks the Night
Chapter 13: The Flames of Hell
Chapter 14: Horror House
Chapter 15: Dungeon of Sacrifice
Chapter 16: Double for the Devil
Chapter 17: The Dead Will Walk Again
Chapter 18: The Leopard’s Spots
Chapter 19: Leaden Laughter
Chapter 20: Cloud Killers
Chapter 21: Back from the Grave
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.