Sydney Fitzpatrick is an agent with the FBI.
Her main role with that illustrious organization is that of forensic artist but she invariably goes far beyond that job description and gets herself into situations no artist would ever desire. Luckily for her she has a badge and a gun and the knowledge of how to use both. With her artist's eye, intelligent ears and skillful hand she can listen to victims and witnesses and get them to remember and describe things a lot more than they ever would have thought possible. Then when the opportunity and need arises, she can put on a flak vest and join in the takedown.
Fitzpatrick is 33 years old as this series begins. She is fairly happily single though she had gotton close to changing that just before the first recorded adventure. As it opens, she resides in and works out of San Fransico, a city she loves even though she lives in a section she is convinced never gets sunshine - only fog and rain. She has been an agent for four years and served in the Sacremento Police Force for eight years before that, giving her an impressive amount of experience. In the later adventures, her headquarters changes and the field of operation increases dramatically.
One interesting aspect of this agent is that she had a reputation for being straight-arrowed, by-the-book but slowly changes into someone who will take a chance and who listens to her instincts and who is willing to do bend a few regulations and maybe snap a small one or two. This impresses a few fellow agents and upsets a few as well but it gets the job done and has thus far kept her alive when otherwise she would have died. And she is very much aware of that.
Fitzpatrick's adventures take a turn from crime- and terrorist-fighting in the domestic arena to the international front in the second recorded story and stay in that broader field from then on, especially after she saves the life of covert operative Zachary Griffin and the two become partners. Exactly who Zach is takes a while to learn as he is hardly one to talk about much of anything. He is definitely one of the good guys but where he came from and how he got where he is can be hard to get out of him. Even more interesting for Fitzpatrick for a while is who does he work for. He introduced himself as a Special Agent making her think for a short time he was a fellow Fibbie but that was soon discarded. And making him a member of sister law enforcement groups like the Secret Service, DEA, NCIS, OSI, and so forth was also moved away from. Whoever his bosses are, though, his assignments which Fitzpatrick gets sucked into are always strange and dangerous.