The Senate Majority leader brazenly assassinated in the nation’s capital. A high-rise apartment complex brought down by a suicide bomber. The most feared terrorist network aided by the most surprising–and deadly–of enemies. A dangerous new world needs a whole new set of players. Welcome to The American. In this powerful debut thriller from one of(…)
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.