Rob Chandler is an agent with SIFTR.
That stands for Services of International Financial and Tactical Resources. Quite a mouthful. This is a private organization, a consortium as they call it, that tries to control things all over the world because "economics span across borders. Interests must be protected, even if that means one's country, or origin, takes a slight hit". That does not sound like the good guys but then I'm not part of them so what do I know.
Chandler being an agent really isn't quite true, either. At least not at first. He had to change first. And by change, I really mean change, as in go through a major incident that would alter him considerably. A car crash. Being pinned in the wreckage. Having a tanker carrying who know what smash into the mess. And a major powerline fall into the mix. When he miraculously survived all that and was rescued, he realized he had somehow gained an ability.
He could read minds.
That is an incredibly useful skill when one is offered a job as a spy.
Not so good in a relationship, though.