Jack Warner is a reporter.
He considers himself a fairly good one although he knows his editor might often disagree but he knows how to track down leads and ferret out the truth and when it comes time to put that truth to words, he can do so quickly and succinctly. He makes his home and his normal beat the West Coast where he is happy and content and not really anxious to broaden his horizons any but they get broadened despite his lack of enthusiasm.
Warner is in his mid to late 30s, single, and with no major vices to speak of. If one overlooked his tendency to be politely disrespectfully to, frankly, everyone, he was a pretty good fellow who had learned that the best way to hear the truth is to listen. Warner is a good listener with a very good BS detector.
Coming into his own during the infamous Tailhook scandal where the Navy's treatment of females in the ranks was shown to be quite deplorable, at least in the officer ranks, he wrote of several instances of less-than-stellar behaviour. Where he really made a name for himself, though, was when he began a series of articles in the aftermath of the revelations in which he pointed out far too many instances of good officers and non-coms being dragged down because of the few bad apples. This showed many in the Service that while he was out for a good story, he was not out to destroy simply to get one and that he saw more than one side in a situation.
It was never Warner's intention to get involved in things at a national and international level. He was a reporter who got pulled into a story that had far greater ramifications than he ever imagined. After that, his life and career took a quite different direction.
One direction it took moved him into close contact with Randi Cole, a lieutenant in the Navy Air Corps and one of the women who is selected to join the all-male group of carrier-based Hornet pilots. Ms. Cole plays a key role in both recorded adventures and makes the pages even better when she is present. Trained by her father and his best friend to be a terrific pilot who is not afraid to push herself, she saves the day more than once and shows well that women can do whatever men can do. Even better, instead of being the female in trouble urgently needing saving, she is the one who comes swooping in with a very powerful jet fighter and saves the day.