Deke Gannon is an agent with InterTel.
InterTel is a very hush-hush international intelligence organization dedicated to fighting terrorism as well as those groups (read drug gangs) to whom borders are an inconvenience. Funded by governments but working anonymously it employs the latest technologies and the most skilled operative and does so without most of us knowing it exists. One of InterTel's best agents, Gannon enjoys a fair amount of independence but he has earned that through diligent work and getting the job done.
Gannon's participation in InterTel is a hallmark of his determination to make a difference in his life, a trait instilled in him by his two fathers, one biological and one adoptive. Both men made sure that Gannon knew right from wrong and knew that not fighting for one emboldened the other.
Gannon has a history that would impress anyone. His mother was a staff member of the British Embassy in Tokyo during the Korean Conflict, married to a Brigadier who had been crippled in that war. Though she still loved her husband, the need for intimacy drove her into the arms of an American named Michael Gannon and soon, without planning, she was pregnant. Giving life to her son would cost her her own and suddenly two men who knew of each other but had never met were left with grief and a tiny baby. Resolve to do what was right forged a bond between them and the beneficiary of it was Deke Gannon.
Gannon was raised by his biological parent with support from his adoptive dad in Japan until he became a teenager and then it was to an English boarding school for a few years before a return to Japan. In Japan he would become a student of the premiere teacher of the ninja arts and eventually he became an expert. He also studied computers and soon was as gifted with his programming skills as he was with his combat ones. But the desire to do more than just learn was strong and eventually he would return to England and join the military, paying homage to one of his fathers. A few years in the elite SAS followed.
From the passing of his adoptive father, Gannon eventually inherited all lands, titles, and wealth the man had had and that was not inconsequential. Coupled with the inheritance from his mother and a very tidy sum left him by his biological parent, Gannon was rich enough to never need to work but idleness was not in his nature. Luckily for him, employment with InterTel never allows that possibility.