Jack MacIntyre is a photo-journalist for a major U.S. news organization.
Working out of New York for Global Photo Services, GPS, MacIntyre is used to being sent to places all over the world where events were transpiring that people would pay good money to see captured on film, either single shot or video. MacIntyre, being considered one of the best having done it for quite a few years already at the start of this three-book series, knows that as good as he is, there is always someone else they could send so to maintain his own position, he has to keep producing.
Travel and adventure are nothing new to his man in his mid-to-late thirties as he had been a decorated U.S. Ranger for several years before leaving the military to take up his true passion, photography. With his love of seeing new and interesting parts of the planet, coupled with his insatiable desire to smoke out a good story whenever he can, his frequent flyer mileage is impressive.
As the series moves along, he meets and falls in love with a highly accomplished and moderately famous classical violinist named Anne Dryden. Her father, Joel, is a man not unused to activity himself which led him to become a friend of and sometime advisor to the currently seated U.S. President. This relationship plays a part in the flow of the stories.
Each of the three books has a slightly different feel to them as the adventures that take place are quite different. This is especially true with the last one in which terrorists are very active, foreign governments up in arms. the President sending in a small group to handle a tricky situation, and Jake MacIntyre is on vacation with a friend learning to fly-fish. In each of the stories, however, MacIntyre eventually gets involved and the action really picks up.