Tessa Scott is a part-time agent with Enigma.
That organization is a highly hush-hush part of the American intelligence community. Exactly what the size of the department is remains a mystery but it seems to answer to the President, a man who considers the organization to be a vital weapon in the on-going war against terrorism and someone who has the greatest confidence in it and in several of its key personnel.
Scott did not plan on becoming an occasional agent. She would have just stared at you if you had suggested it. Even after her relationship with the group began, she was not exactly pleased with how it all began. After the second or third "mission" is thrust upon her, she cannot say honestly that she is particularly thrilled.
Scott is a stay-at-home mom very happily married to Richard and taking care of their three children, Sean Patrick, Bub, and Heather. She is an extremely bright woman with impressive skills of observation and logic and a fun set of extracurricular skills picked up here and there during her life. If life has dictated she stay out of the cloak and dagger world where people are shooting at her, thrusting knives at her, punching and kicking her, and occasionally trying to blow her up, that would have been just fine.
It is the blowing her up part that got her involved with Enigma in the first place. A rather grumpy next-door neighbor had a secret involvement with a terrorist band and had hidden in her garden a very nasty, albeit small, bomb to hide from them. He had thought she was out of town with her family on a vacation and it would be safe. She was not gone, however, having had a small spat with hubby over how easy her end of the partnership was and how he could take care of the kids easy and then taken her challenge to prove it and he and the kids were gone and she was free for a week to do some relaxing and some remodeling of the house.
Relaxing? Not in the least. Remodeling? Definitely needed afterwards.
That adventure was the end of her involvement with that whole side of things. She was certain it was. It wasn't.