Steve Crown is an agent with Counter Force.
When the intelligence agencies of the free world were proving too ineffective to stop the advance of communism, Adam Crown, head of a gigantic conglomerate, started his own. Using his influence, and his money, he and his group, named Counter Force, soon became a force that the agencies would turn to themselves when things became too hot politically.
Chief among the many agents working for Counter Force and the powerful old man who created it was the founder's only grandchild, Steve Crown. At 29 years of age, this Crown stood 6'4 and in excellent shape. A love of danger and challenge, he engaged in a variety of extreme sports such as mountain climbing and scuba diving. He also possessed a keen intellect and, surprisingly considering the ruthlessness of his only relative, a sense of morality and compassion.
Crown grew up having the very best of everything from fast cars to a luxury mansion to as much money as he felt he needed. What he didn't have was a family. His mother was dead since he was a baby. His father, a noted space scientist, was said to have defected to the Soviet Union shortly thereafter. That left Crown in the sole care of his grandfather but with the aging industrialist fixated on his work, Crown was alone.
As the heir to the Crown fortune and being the man of adventure that he is, Crown is not only one of the Counter Force directors, he is also its best agent. But whereas the mission of the organization is to further the elder Crown's battle against the Soviets, it is mission of the younger to see some justice is done.