New York City, 1946. No one knows his real name, but when the job is too dirty, too dangerous, you call Kissyman. Once he was an elite Nazi SS commando, an honorable soldier, a taker of lives. When he was assigned to Dachau and saw what he was actual fighting for, he went AWOL and ran as far away as he could – to America.
He still makes his living with a gun, but he no longer kills for his country. Now, he kills for cash.
A dashing, high-profile bodyguard known as “The Gentleman” is hired to protect Beth Copenhaver, an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. When a man named Mathis Wren surfaces from Beth’s past and threatens her life, The Gentleman hires Kissyman to make Mathis see the error of his ways.
It should be a simple job, but there is far more to the connection between Wren and Beth than the bombshell lets on. She’s starring in a new movie with John Wayne called Western Dawn. As the premier approaches, Kissyman has to get to Wren before Wren can get to Beth.
KISSYMAN AND THE GENTLEMAN is two-fisted, nonstop noir action that draws you deep into the murderous world of this most unlikely hero.
|Realism:||Consistent with real world, no magic, no unachieved science|
|Setting Type:||Urban (city)|
|Time Period:||1950 - 1959|
|Sexual Preference:||Irrelevant or N/A|
Styles & Themes
|Inspires Reader to Feel:||Uneasy/Tense|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||Modest mystery element(s) to story|
|Physical Action:||Frequent action, driven by threat to safety or life by antagonist(s)|
|Political/Social Commentary:||Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level|
|Romance:||Minor romance, not a significant story driver|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||