Ben Slayton is an agent for the U.S. Treasury.
He is the epitome of secret agent, American style. He has worked for the Treasury Department for over six years as a troubleshooter and probably longer learning the ropes. He is 35 years old, a decorated fighter bomber pilot in Vietnam, avid stock car racer, and a black belt in a Korean martial art.
He can also speak French, Spanish, German, and Russian like a native and is sophisticated enough to attend any sort of formal event or sit with his friends and drink beer in a local pub. Naturally, he is handsome and a gift to women around the world.
In the Treasury, Slayton is known as a troubleshooter, not working any one particular department but sent anywhere there is a problem related to money that needs the services of a man who is good at investigation and good at solving the problems that he finds. Slayton is such a man and with his great knowledge of languages his area of operations is the entire globe.
It is not unusual for Slayton to be given an assignment that causes him to travel to a new country and remain there for several months as the facts unfound and a solution to the trouble becomes clear. During that time, Slayton uses the opportunity to get to know the country and its people as though a native, staying as far away from the Embassy as possible to get a real taste of the locality. This insight into local attitudes and leanings has saved his backside on many occasions.
Slayton is the man to call when there is more trouble than you can handle. He is unafraid to risk his neck or break the neck of a bad guy.
Note: The listed author, Buck Sanders, was a house pseudonym. At least two authors did the actually writing, doing two books apiece. The author of one books in as yet unknown.