Sean Ryan

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Sean "Lefty" Ryan
Book(s) Kissyman
Introduced Episode One
Gender Male
Age unknown
Occupation Hitman
Species Human
Fan Name No

Sean "Lefty" Ryan is a character in the novella Kissyman by author Scott Sigler. The character is initially introduced in episode one of the podcast.

Character Background

Lefty earned his nickname because he is missing his right arm as a result of his time in the Army during World War II. Even so, Lefty could kill with just his remaining appendage. Lefty has been hired by Kissyman to assist him in disposing of Beth Copenhaver's stalker Mathis Wrenn. Lefty has worked with Kissyman before and is hesitant to work with him again, partially because the last job turned out more complicated than expected and partly because of how Kissyman treated his murder victims. Still, the money was too enticing and Lefty accepts the job.


Outward Appearance

Lefty is an Irish-American man standing just under six feet tall and weighing almost 300 pounds. He is described as being thick and solid with freakishly distended muscles. He frequently wears a white tank top with combat boots and well worn, patched clothing.


Lefty lives on the fifth floor of a rundown apartment building. It is clear by the state of his apartment that the only possessions he cherished were the photos of his family in frames and stacks of books.

As a hitman, Lefty is very able despite his lack of a right arm. His weapon of choice is a blackjack with which he is very adept. Lefty does not like being a hitman but he frequently takes the jobs with the intention of providing for his family. He is devoted to his family's welfare but does not live with them.

Lefty is also clearly disturbed by Kissyman's habit of laughing and kissing his murder victims, however once he takes a job, he is all respect like a proper employee.

Fan Based Character

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The character of Sean Ryan is named after the devoted junkie by the same name, pictured at the left. This dedicated junkie can be found as an active member on the official Scott Sigler website forums under the user name of Sean9190.

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