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TOM DUPREE

 
Full Name: Tom Dupree
Nationality: American
Organization: Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Occupation Agent

Creator: Gary Haynes
Time Span: 2013 - 2015

ABOUT THE SERIES

Tom Dupree is an agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

According to that department's website: "Diplomatic Security is the federal law enforcement and security bureau of the U.S. Department of State. Tasked with securing diplomacy and protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents, the Diplomatic Security Service has the largest global reach of any U.S. federal law enforcement agency, with offices in 29 U.S. cities and in more than 270 locations around the world."

Dupree is a highly decorated and experienced special agent with that group, having "spent twelve years overseas guarding embassy staff" followed by "another three in the office of investigations and counterintelligence". All of that had worked him up to what most would consider a "career summit", head of the Secretary of State's proective detail. As the first recorded adventure is taking place, he is winding down from that tour and is about to be transfered back to the States for a cushier, albeit more boring finishing assignment.

Having given so much of his adult life to his job, Dupree is still single. His last serious girl friend had ended things a year before with the honest explanation that she saw her dentist more than she saw him. Dupree is honest enough with himself to know she was right. Whether he would ever find a special someone is something he has put off until he finished his constant travel. While settling down is not in his top priorities, he definitely has a nice place to do so when he finally opts for it - he somehow owns a nice chunk of land just outside Arlington County, on the banks of the Potomac with a 3000 square 'yard' two-story farmhouse. Definitely something nice to come home to.

BOOKS

Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2013
Last Appearance:2015

MY COMMENTS

This is a pretty darn good two-book series of political thrills and the war on terror, told from the perspective of a man charged with protecting people terrorists would love to see harmed. There are many cut-away's from Tom Dupree's vantage point to see what the bad guys are doing which in turn makes the things happening to Dupree or his protectees make sense. They are necessary but I always preferred it when the 'camera' moved back to Dupree. I like the bodyguard angle a lot. I am curious why there were no more adventures.

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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