Kissyman and The Gentleman
By Scott Sigler
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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.
||CleanKaTG 01||If you've listened to Bloodcast Season Two, you've already heard this story. This is a short novella featuring Kissyman and Screamin' Jesse Dupre.||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 02||It's New York City in 1948. Welcome to the bare-knuckle playground of a rather disturbed ex-SS officer. He deserted the Nazi army to seek his fortune in the Land of Opportunity. You'd better hope his American dream doesn't turn into your nightmare. There||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 03||The scheisse really hits the fan in this episode, as Kissyman and Lefty travel to Hoboken for a visit with Mathis Wrenn. Kissyman wants to give Mathis a chance to stop stalking the actress Beth Copenhaver. Mathis turns out to be a less than polite host, a||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 04||Kissyman and Lefty take a late night tour of Hoboken hospitals, looking for Mathis Wrenn and the man with the broken elbow. Kissyman is determined to find them; Lefty is determined to find breakfast. Will they get to Wrenn in time to save Beth Copenhaver?||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 05||Kissyman meets "Doctor" Matt Kriz, Hank Williams, and Peggy Lee. He sees the famous sights of Manhattan and is most definitely not making The Gentleman happy. Not one damn bit. EPISODE CORRECTION: Where you hear the words "Patsy Cline," it should be "Pegg||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 06||Kissyman seeks answers from The Gentleman as Lefty gets his grub on. Is this fancy-pants restaurant ready for breakfast with everyone's favorite giggling ex-Nazi? Kissyman suspects there is more to Mathis Wrenn's obsession with movie star Beth Copenhaver,||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 07||Finally, Kissyman and Lefty are closing in on answers. But before they can stop Matthis Wrenn, they have to pay a visit to Beth Copenhaver herself. At least they finally have Twinkies.||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 08||Kissyman closes in on Mathis Wrenn for the second time. Will there be a shootout in Brooklyn tonight? There's only a few hours left before the premier of "Western Dawn," and Beth Copenhaver's life is still at risk.||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaTG 09||The premier of "Western Dawn" is finally here. Is this the beginning of Beth Copenhaver's superstar career, or the end of her life? Can Kissyman finally get to Mathis Wrenn and put a stop to his mad scheme? Will Big John Vizcarra come after Kissyman and L||2/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Great novella, highly recommended.
Once again Sigler delivers an immersive and thoroughly enjoyable story. The story gets going right off the bat and is paced well throughout, there's no boring or "slow" parts. Lots of action, Sigler's signature violene, a dynamic story, and believeable, interesting characters round out this excellent novella.
What makes this novella great is that it doesn't read like a novella. Some novellas read like they were a full length novel heavily chopped down, with content and quality sacrifieced for a low page count. This one has the "richness" of a bestseller novel, and just happens to have a novella-like runtime.
As usual, production values are outstanding as well. Loud, clear, consistent volume, great sound effects and "ambient" noise in parts really add to the story.
If you're a fan of the FDO, you won't be dissapointed. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys noir, action/thrillers, or great fiction.
Take a toke, but don't choke.
I was turned on to Siglerism a couple years back with Contagious. I've been hooked to Scotts quality work ever since. Witty, charming and completely sarcastic are just some of the filler ingredients in the giant cigar of talent of one Scott Sigler. Every time I need a Sigler fix, I just take a toke from one of his amazing stories. Well done Scott. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to your craft.
Great scott kissyman was one good story
Thank you for all your great stories you are one of the best, i just wish there were more!!!!! lol please dont miss this one it is great, thank you again cant wait for the next one to come out!!!! please hurry