Rob Chandler is an agent with SIFTR.
That stands for Services of International Financial and Tactical Resources. Quite a mouthful. This is a private organization, a consortium as they call it, that tries to control things all over the world because "economics span across borders. Interests must be protected, even if that means one's country, or origin, takes a slight hit". That does not sound like the good guys but then I'm not part of them so what do I know.
Chandler being an agent really isn't quite true, either. At least not at first. He had to change first. And by change, I really mean change, as in go through a major incident that would alter him considerably. A car crash. Being pinned in the wreckage. Having a tanker carrying who know what smash into the mess. And a major powerline fall into the mix. When he miraculously survived all that and was rescued, he realized he had somehow gained an ability.
He could read minds.
That is an incredibly useful skill when one is offered a job as a spy.
Not so good in a relationship, though.
The series about Chandler is entitled "Tapped In". That expression is one that Chandler came up with for his unique abilities. What it is, briefly, is explained by him as, "I can read minds. More than that, I can influence others' thoughts". The "tapping in" part fits then because he can tap into the thoughts of those he is interested it.
Now, as mentioned, such an ability would be great for any would-be agent. Given to a man like Chandler, someone who already was an agent, it is triply so. Chandler had been an agent before the accident gave him this new power and it would not take someone with his background long to know how to take great advantage of it, except for the fact that as a result of the same accident that granted him this ability, he has no memory of anything.
That is bad, especially since he is on the run from a lot of people who want him dead.