Cammie Morgan is a Gallagher Girl.
People outside the highest echelons of the Intelligence community have no idea what that really means and most of those that do have a glimmer have just that. To the normal world, the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is just another elite boarding school for the female offspring of the rich and powerful. It is all that, true, but it is also so very much more, and has been for over 100 years.
Just having money is not enough to get a daughter admitted to this facility. She has to be chosen and that will only happen if she is a viable candidate. Located just outside the town of Roseville, Virginia, the large building and spacious grounds possesses everything that is needed to educate its students in all the latest sciences, arts, languages, and histories needed to make the graduate a well-rounded, intelligent adult.
It also teaches the History of Espionage, Advanced Encryption, Protection and Enforcement, and best of all, Covert Operations. How to disable the biggest opponent with the simplest of everyday objects, and how to avoid being a victim to the same. How to speak a dozen languages like a native and how to blend into the culture to keep from being spotted. And so very much more.
Obviously, the Gallagher Academy is a school for spies.
Cameron Morgan is one such student. She is 15 when the six-book series gets its start and she comes by her talents in the cloak and dagger world honestly - her parents were spies. Her mother, Rachel, was a graduate of the Academy herself and now, years later but still stunningly beautiful, she has returned to the grounds to take control as the Head Mistress, which puts even more pressure on her daughter. Cammie Morgan's father, though, has been dead for a good deal of Morgan's life, a victim of a diabolical group that will plague Morgan during her development more than once.
Morgan is a very attractive young lady but she knows she is not in the same beauty league as her mother or her closest fellow student friends. She is extremely smart but by no means the smartest in the group, either. She is friendly and well liked but there are one or two in the bunch that can beat her in the charm department.
What makes Morgan so unique is reflected in her codename, the Chameleon. Morgan has a fantastic talent for blending in. She is one of the best "street people" the Academy has ever seen and she can, and does on occasion, completely disappear in a small crowd. This makes her terrific at following suspects and sneaking into places and, best of all, avoiding being found. She is not perfect. She is just darn good.
As the series progresses, Morgan ages through her late teens until her graduation at 18 and her entry into the real world of espionage, already a much trained and skilled operative, worthy of being a Gallagher Girl.