Adam Wolf is a retired Intelligence operative.
In the thoughts that Wolf has on more than one occasion, it is obvious to learn that most of his adult life, from the time he joined the American military and went into the Special Forces to when he transferred to Special Operations as a civilian for an unnamed Intelligence agency, he has fought in all corners of the world. He caught the tail-end of Vietnam. He saw far more of the Middle East than he wants to remember. He also witnessed too many of his brothers and sisters in arms not make it home alive, something that weighs heavy.
Now as he celebrates his 60th birthday at the opening of the series, he is happily retired from that life. He still maintains very close ties with two of his fellow warriors, especially one whose nickname of Night Owl reflects his lifestyle to a tee. But the cloak and dagger world is happily behind him and he is quite content with his new one.
Adam Wolf, former soldier and Intelligence ops, writes children's books, as many of those he talks to call them, or young adult adventures as he refers to them as. It is, he has to remind people, not as easy as it sounds. It is also not terribly profitable but money is not a huge issue with him and his numbers on the ebook market are starting to get notice and it is fun and no one is trying to kill him for doing it. He does his writing in Montreal, a city he has grown to love despite its odd insistence in forcing signs to be larger in French than English. He enjoys triple citizenship thanks to a Canadian father married to a British mother who happened to be across the border in the States when Adam entered the world.
Life is pretty good for the retired agent. He is still single. He has a steady girl friend, a very attractive woman just over a decade younger than he. He has many good friends, including Night Owl, nearby. He has a male stray cat named Casper who comes and goes as he wishes and lets Wolf feed and house him on occasion. He is content.
He is also not a man to turn his back on trouble, as those that think an old man who writes kiddie books should do. He may be getting up there in years but he is far from dead.