Graham Gage is a private investigator.
Based out of San Francisco, Gage is a very successful private investigator. He has his own extremely capable agency with a good number of people that are not only very adept at their jobs but also enjoy doing it and doing it for Gage. Furthermore, he is very much respected in his field and in his community and in many far-reaching corners of the political and financial worlds.
It is not by handling keyhole peeking or wayward spouse following or deadbeat dad finding that Gage has reached the level of success that he enjoys. He could certainly do those tasks as he is highly skilled at surveillance, monitoring and locating but he has for most of his nearly thirty years as a private detective dealt a lot higher up the food chain. His is the agency that high priced law firms call when a merger is being considered and one side is worried about the other. His is the firm that a government might call upon to secretly vet a potential nominee before an appointment is made public. His is the company that multi-billion dollar banks look to when a billion dollars has gone missing and they would much enjoy knowing who might have taken it.
Now well into his late 50s or early 60s, Gage is still in very good shape to take on these cases though he is not hesitant to let his younger agents handle a lot of the more physical activity. There is no ego to be bruised with Gage as he knows he can still do a lot of it and he knows that he has done it for almost three decades. His goal is winning and if that means putting someone else in the game for a while, he would do it.
This is welcome news to his wife of many, many years, Faith, for she has known too many occasions where Gage has been at the forefront of trouble and has had to call home ahead of time to let her know he could use some mending. A noted archaeologist and teacher, she has her own life but is well versed in applying the liniment as needed.
Gage hails from southern Arizona but moved to the city on the Bay to become a cop. He knew starting out that it was going to be a stepping stone for other work but while he wore the uniform, he gave it his all and has many close friends still on the Force as a result. But his ultimate goal of his own business told him when it was time to hand in the shield and to put on the gumshoes.
His headquarters might be in San Francisco but his territory is worldwide.