OUTCAST is a small band of former agents.
The acronym stands for Operational Undertaking To Counteract Active Stateside Threats.
The team is comprised of ex-operatives from six of the most powerful governmental organizations in the U.S. "Each has been unceremoniously released by their respective former employer for alleged misdoings that leave their pride wounded but their essential skill-sets untouched. After uniting over their shared bond of dismissal from the nation's most elite outfits, the disgruntled spooks realize that they can work together like never before to take down threats to their beloved country, a country that branded them as outcasts but needs them now more than ever."
The leader of OUTCAST is Tanner Wilson, 36 years old and a former FBI special agent. He had worked for a couple of years as a field agent before moving into the Counter-Terrorism brance where "his case exploits were the stuff of legend in the Bureau's hallowed halls. He had an uncanny knack for achieving results, albeit at the expense of rule breaking. Due to his stellar record of results, however, the top brass had tolerated it". Then someone decided to get rid of him via "a trumped-up internal investigation for alleged sexual harassment. When Internal Affairs Division pushed and pushed hard, Tanner shoved back, angering high-ranking administrators" and he was out.
The others agents who come to work with Wilson are:
Stephen Shah: forty-three, an ex-CIA operative who was canned "after bringing a discrimination lawsuit against the agency. He was a man of Middle-Eastern ethnicity who served for two decades with expertise in Arab language and Mid-East operations".
Danielle Sunderland: thirty-seven, an ex-NSA analyst who "was terminated without benefits for using NSA resources to locate information about her child abducted during a custody battle with her ex-husband. She was, by all appearances, frumpy and scholastic-looking, wearing Lennon-like glasses and a short, conservative haircut. Her expertise: fourteen years of experience in computational forensics".
Liam Reilly: twenty-six, an "elite special warfare operator and former member of SEAL Team 6, who was dishonorably discharged for writing a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He stood six-three and was sizeable at the chest and shoulders. It goes without saying that he was superior militaristic fighter, but he was also skilled in the martial arts with notable proficiencies in American Kenpo and Aikido".
Chancellor ‘Chance’ Zanetti: a former Delta Force operator "whose primary tasks were to engage in CT tactics, national intervention operations, and to take part in various high risk missions such as hostage rescues, extractions and clandestine raids".
Naomi Washington: thirty-six, an "African-American female and love interest of Chance". She came from the ATF "who was dismissed after being placed on administrative leave for two years following her role in a whistleblower scandal. She was tall and quite appealing to the eye. With long legs and a tapered waistline that evoked something exotic about her, she moved with great economy. Her skill-set in Tanner’s league was that she had under her belt thirteen years experience as an explosives and arson investigator".
Dante Alvarez: thirty-two, an ex-Secret Service agent "dismissed after his involvement in a prostitution scandal abroad. He stood six-five with dark hair and deep brown eyes. His face was long and thin with somewhat of a Simian cast to it. Slim and wiry with ropy muscles, he possessed surprising nimbleness and speed. Alvarez often proved his skills and ability in jujitsu by showcasing his talents in dojo challenges, winning more often than not. At the time of his termination, he had served eleven years as a member of the Presidential Guard detail as well as being a seasoned Fraud Investigator".