Ryan Kealey

Ryan Kealey is an agent for the CIA.

At least he was for a few years just prior to the start of the series. As the books begin, he had quit the Agency and had taken a job as a lecturer for the University of Maine.

At 33 years of age when the series starts, Kealey had already accomplished a lot. He had graduated with a business degree and gone to get a Masters at Duke. He was made a 1st Lieutenant upon graduation and entered Special Forces training immediately. As a Green Beret, he rose in rank quickly while winning several prestigious medals including the DSC, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star with oak leaf clusters.