Frank DiGenero is an agent with the FBI.
He is not a spy and would never think of himself as one. He is a cop and a Federal one at that. It's what he always figured he would be and he likes it and he is very good at it. Still, he does have a lot more in common with the concept of a spy than he might initially think. DiGenero's upbringing and his lineage made him a natural for leaving the white shirted suit world of the typical FBI G-Man in the 80s and going undercover; deep undercover. He might not have gone to a foreign land to live with the enemy to monitor and report on their activities and their plans and their methods. He did it all without leaving the country of his birth but the enemy he was after was the Mob.
But the Mob is an illegal confederation out to make money anyway it can and that sometimes means dealing with people who in the end would like nothing better than destroy the country in which the Mob operates. Not that the Mob would care. Profit is profit and terrorists are someone else's problem.
People like Frank DiGenero, a kid from Bensonhurt, the Little Italy of Brooklyn, a boy whose grandfather had been pretty high up in the Mob in his day, a young man who grew up with friends who would some go on to be cops and others criminals. DiGenero had chosen a different path for himself than many of his buddies and he had gone away to college. From there he had joined the Air Force, learned to fly and served his tours in Vietnam and was medaled for his actions. He returned to the States and went back to school, this time Law School and he got his law degree. Then came the FBI.
But almost immediately his background and his smarts got him noticed and propositioned, or perhaps he had nudged himself that direction. Under the care of an slightly older agent, he went home and joined the Mob and quickly moved up the ranks until, being bright and resourceful and having a grandfather like he did, he was taken under the wing of one of New York's toughest Dons. And eventually he took down the head guy.
As the two-book series begins, he is adjusting to life no longer undercover but still watchful of the vengeance that has been promised. He is still an agent and he still goes after bad guys but after over a decade in the ranks, he is finding there are even nastier bad guys out there wanting to get in.