Peter Bolton is an agent with an unnamed American intelligence agency.
Piper Landry is not.
Exactly what Landry is takes up a good deal of the first recorded adventure so saying any more here about that would be very much a spoiler.
What we know about Bolton is that he is retired. Well, we get to see the wrap-up of his last exciting assignment going up against a bunch of Chechen terrorists who could easily have played for the NFL. But that does not take that long and leads to the real start of the time that Bolton and Landry will be together. It is six weeks after the Chechen matter and Bolton has finally said so long to his former employer for whom he had worked quite a few years and had the many scars and aches to show it, not to mention a new kneecap to replace the one that he didn't lose so much as had blown off him.
That is when he, and we, meet Landry. He had received a directive on the phone to go to a certain spot in a forest at night. She was there already and was screaming and "was disappointed in herself that all she could do was scream. She had screamed a lot. Screamed when she was running and screamed when she was caught. She was a worthless female, just like the worthless females in stupid horror movies. When her life was on the line, all she could do was scream? She didn't know who she was, but she hated herself."
The part about not knowing who she is plays a big part in the whole first adventure. She has amnesia. Which meant she had no idea why she was in that forest at night running from an unknown danger. Or why she was screaming. Or why she was buck naked. Or why she had a cow tag stapled to her ear.
To say that life with these two is going to be interesting is being sedate. They are going to have to work together to learn why she was there, a naked cow-tagged amnesiac, not to mention why he was directed to be there himself. And they will have to figure out a way to save the country and then the world. Like I said, interesting.
"Peter had been all about saving the world, and nothing about saving himself. Well, maybe a little bit about saving himself. He was very fond of bulletproof vests, for example."