Tony Perona


Tony Perona is a former General Motors advertising/public relations manager who became the first man at GM to take the corporation’s two-year leave-of-absence policy to care for his children. While at home he kept up his writing by becoming a newspaper correspondent and columnist. When the company could not reinstate him, he opened his own business, Tony Perona Writing, to service the writing, marketing, and public relations needs of other companies. Perona’s first novel, Second Advent, was labeled a “distinctive first novel” by Publishers Weekly and termed a “winning first novel” by Mystery Scene magazine. The follow-up, Angels Whisper, was cited as “the second in a series to watch” by Booklist. Saintly Remains is the third in the series about stay-at-home dad/freelance reporter Nick Bertetto. Perona also served as co-editor for the mystery anthology Racing Can Be Murder, a series of nineteen short stories revolving around the Indianapolis 500 race. It was a finalist for the 2008 Indiana Book of the Year, fiction division.

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The Final Mayan Prophecy by Paul Skorich and Tony Perona
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,410. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The ancient Mayan calendar, accurate for more than 5,000 years, comes to an end on December 21, 2012. Among the Maya, there is disagreement as to what to expect. Some believe the birth of the god-king Kukulcan will occur. When a rebel group awaiting that birth kidnaps a pregnant woman and her husband to force the prophecy, the event triggers a string of happenings that may cause it to come true.
Angels Whisper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,610. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Freelance investigative reporter Nick Bertetto comes in contact with a homeless man, Elijah Smith, who seems to know something about the recent disappearance of a state representative. Smith says 'angels' whisper to him about the missing man. Smith's inside knowledge gets Nick an assignment, but when his wife goes missing, Nick has little time to learn if the 'angels' can be trusted.
Second Advent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Former investigative reporter Nick Bertetto returns to his hometown of Clinton, IN, to investigate the town patriarch's death. A religious group, Children of the Second Advent, to whom half the patriarch's estate was left, may be involved. Nick's former lover heads the group and claims to be receiving messages from the Virgin Mary. Nick must place old feelings aside to separate fact from fiction.

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