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!
With thunderous tread march a dreadful legion, led by a strange new weapon against which neither man nor machine can stand... And from the Allied Supreme Command goes up the cry — “Find G-8! He’ll know what to do!”
Deep in the darkness of Hunland, the Master Spy makes the greatest gamble of his career. For in his hands is the power to destroy civilization’s menace forever — but to do so, he must be its last victim!
G-8 did not fly the good fight alone in Pulp fiction. His Battle Aces consisted of small, but scrappy Nippy Weston and muscular Bull Martin. Both accomplished pilots, Bull and Nippy escaped from the clutches of Herr Doktor Krueger, arguably G-8’s arch enemy, with the Master Spy in the debut story, The Bat Staffel.
Flying planes numbered 13 and 7 respectfully, Nippy and Bull were in fact inspired by two real life aviators. G-8 author Robert J. Hogan based G-8’s companions on two pilots named Nippy Westover and Bull Nevin.
Even though not Master Spies like their leader, Nippy and Bull stood on their own as well developed characters. Both Americans, each brought his own unique quirks to the Battle Aces. Although compared negatively by some to Doc Savage’s aides, the diminutive Nippy and the often superstitious Bull actually owed more of their origins to characters in a play turned movie popular at the time, What Price Glory?
G-8 also had assistance on the ground in various ways from, of all things, a manservant. The singularly named Battle provided help in whatever way he could when G-8 called him.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a horrific nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Raiders of the Death Patrol. Originally published in the April 1942 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: Chamber of Death
Chapter 2: Cornered
Chapter 3: The Hiss of Death
Chapter 4: A Call to the Battle Aces
Chapter 5: Shrinking Death
Chapter 6: Hell Dive
Chapter 7: Night Visitor
Chapter 8: “Kill G-8!”
Chapter 9: Reception for the Devil
Chapter 10: The Sacrifice
Chapter 11: Flight to Hell
Chapter 12: To the Rescue
Chapter 13: Double Trouble
Chapter 14: The Devil Turns Guide
Chapter 15: Torture Chamber
Chapter 16: Hands in the Dark
Chapter 17: A Punch in Time
Chapter 18: A Warning Scream
Chapter 19: Nippy Pulls a Trick
Chapter 20: Fiend’s Inferno