Tony Bertot


I was born and raised in New York City. In 1964 I joined the Navy and was honorably discharge four years later. In 2008 I retired after 32 1/2 years with HSBC. For the past 18 years I lived in Cheektowaga New York and in 2010 moved to Surprise Arizona where I currently reside.

Though I published my first book in April of 2009 I have been telling stories most of my life. My kids and their friends were my captivated audiences. I loved watching their faces as their characters (usually contained them as part of the story) came to life in my stories.

Recently finished my 4th book, Hell Train. Read Tony Bertot's Assassin Trilogy which consist of the following:

The Heart of an Assassin
The Birth of an Assassin
The Legacy of the Assassin

Both reviewers and readers have given me great reviews.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am currently working on The Tragedy Chronicles;

Tragedy, a taker of souls, has managed to avoid the scrutiny of the Angels and has become a threat to the balance between good and evil. Discovered too early and to avoid her being vanquished by the Angels, Lucifer reincarnates her into a child (Char) and the search begins. When discovered there is not much the Angels can do as they are sworn to protect and serve mortals and so the battle to win Tragedy over to the good side begins.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am retired and living in Arizona where the weather allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I play racquetball, paddleball, pickleball, swimming when the weather permits and of course writing.
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Where to find Tony Bertot online

Where to buy in print


The Tragedy Chronicles
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In a world unseen by mortals the Angels, representing God, and Takers, emissaries of Lucifer, guide the newly departed souls to one of three destinations; to a newly born infant, to join those who have previously departed in heaven or to join Lucifer's army. The Angels watch over the development of Takers ensuring none become too powerful. Tragedy is a Taker who remained under the radar.
Hell Train
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
It is often said that - "We reap what we sow" This holds true for several individuals who find themselves fighting for their lives against Gothic creatures who treat humans like garbage. George Raines finds himself scared for the first time in his life. But does he learn his lesson? Follow his journey into a world that you too may someday face; a world unforgiving of your past sins.
The Legacy of the Assassin
Series: The Assassin Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 62,840. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The final book in the Assassin Trilogy, “The Legacy of the Assassin”, takes crime-fiction fans into the life of Theo Gresco, a man devoid of emotion whose sole purpose is to eliminate another human having been deemed obsolete. However, the assassin, an enemy of the state, now becomes a target of the crime family who employed him. A regrettable mistake; but for who?
The Birth of an Assassin
Series: The Assassin Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 79,650. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this prequel to The Heart of an Assassin, you will enter the world of Theo Gresco on a journey that led him into a life of crime and betrayal. The Birth of an Assassin follows the life of a young man whose personal tragedies transform him from a carefree innocent boy into a cold hearted and deadly assassin.
The Heart of an Assassin
Series: The Assassin Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A young boy growing up on the streets of New York City, Tyler is exposed to both the good and bad of urban life. His future is determined by his relationship with a stranger, a drive by shooting and an uncle (a police officer) who ends up raising him. Twenty years later his thirst to make things right overshadow his need to fight crimes that take lives as easily as swatting flies.

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