Chase Malone is a tech billionaire and computer whiz.
Wen Sung is an assassin for the Chinese Ministry of State Security.
Malone is a 29-year old who made his fortune inventing, along with his friend and associate, Dez Jefferson, Rapid Artificial Intelligence (RAI), a breakthrough artificial intelligence program. They had sold their incredible project to a huge conglomerate that had rebranded it RAIN and put in all their many products while Malone and Jefferson went on to other ideas and directions.
When we first meet Malone, he is not basking in his success but worried almost out of his mind from evidence that their invention, manipulated after they sold it, was going to bring about the end of the world as it is known. Pretty heady stuff, that. Then word comes that Wen Sung was in trouble and needed his help. The end of the world had to wait.
Some years before, prior to he and Jefferson creating RAI, Malone had been studying artificial intelligence at the Tsinghua University in China. It was there that he had met the beautiful and highly intelligent Sung. "He fell in love immediately, and again every day thereafter."
--more when I have finished these adventures.