Clint Masters is a CEO of a tech company.
CATSAT Laboratories is a highly successful company whose two founders and owners, Clint Masters and Todd Westerfield, became billionaires thanks to their genius and, of course, the IPO when they took their brainchild public. The brilliance behind the idea that made CATSAT was that GPS systems are constantly operational with tremendouse bandwidth capability that was going unused. CATSAT used that availability to piggyback transmission on top of it. What was doable with that is what made the company so useful to companies around the globe. And to law enforcement. So Masters and Westerfield, or Clint and Todd, became rich and famous and well respected.
Masters also became burned out. Too much work. Too much stress. Too much heartache when his wife, his childhood sweetheart, started playing around. Masters quit. He walked away. Bought a boat he barely knew how to sail. Left it all behind.
And that is what started the road to a whole lot of trouble. With Masters no longer at the helm of his company, it went in very bad directions and the technology that he largely created became a weapon in the hands of people not very trustworthy. And that was just the beginning.
Masters is not a trained agent and has no desire to be. He probably would have not even acknowledged the trouble facing him if his new girl friend had not been kidnapped and he got forced into taking action. But eventually even the most determined of drop-outs has to drop back in - if he lives long enough.