Ward Lowe is an agent with the PED.
That acronym stands for the Paranormal Enforcement Departments. That is a division of the American Intelligence community that uses powers that are decidedly outside the norm to 'protect' the nation. It could be that all people have these gifts but so limited in scope that they are just tossed off as intuition or a feeling. The agents with the PED, though, are so attuned to the thoughts of others that they know what a target is thinking.
That is a skill very useful in the intelligence-gathering business. The word 'protect' was put in quotes, though, because sometimes protecting means doing very bad things to people who are deemed to be a danger and sometimes those doing the deeming are not such nice people themselves.
Working with Ward is his wife, Jan, gifted like he and with years of experience as well. In several of the recorded adventures she play a more important role than Ward and, to me, is more interesting at times.
--More on this series when I have read more.