Alexandra LaDuca is an agent with the FBI.
She is an agent who is attached to the U.S. Treasury department through the length of this three-book series. Her expertise in international financial crime, coupled with native skills at numerous languages, makes her perfect for investigating crimes that cross borders. The fact that she is incredibly intelligent and inciteful does not hurt, either. Adding in a considerable beauty and remarkable skills with a firearm makes her an operative who is able to handle her own in most situations.
The child of a Mexican beauty and a second-generation Italian, she grew up in a bi-lingual environment coupled with both a Protestant and Roman Catholic upbringing. A summer in Europe during her teen years gave her a chance to trace her father's roots in Sicily as well as improve her French. Two years in Berkeley and two more at UCLA, years in which her love of learning were equaled by her love of sports saw the young and shy wallflower transform into a brown-haired beauty.
Upon graduation, she took a job working at Wells Fargo and was there for a year and a half before she admitted to herself that she was bored with the job and needed something more interesting and more challenging. When she made an application to the FBI, they took one look at her abilities and immediately accepted her. At the Academy, she added to her athleticism by learning how to handle herself in unarmed combat and becoming an excellent shot.
As the series begins, LaDuca is happy with her job, though still recovering from a harrowing mission to Nigeria where she learned too closely what it was like to have bullets aimed at her. She is engaged to a Secret Service agent working the protection team for the President. She is also about to start a series of adventures that will test her abilities to survive.