Ryan Decker is a hostage rescue expert.
Well, for the brief episode at the beginning of the first recorded adventure, he is. That account details how the Russian Bratva, holding a good number of children hostage including the young daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator laid a devious trap to take out the team hired to rescue them.
They used purposely leaked intel to lure the men and women in Decker's World Recovery Group into a booby-trap. This killed most of the would-be rescuers, not to mention the hostages. They also used the FBI, already angry that a private company had been chosen over them, to mop up the surviving team-members. Then the mobsters, to send a horrendous message to the world to not mess when the Bratva, found the families of the team and eliminate those as well.
Decker lost his wife and one of his children. He lost his reputation and his freedom, charged with enough infractions and vilified enough in the news to land a 10-year prison sentence.
That is how we find him right after the botched rescue. Two years have gone by. Decker is expecting to spend the remaining eight years behind bars. Then he isn't. He is released without preamble or explanation. Luckily for Decker he is a very cautious man and since no one has seen fit to explain anything to him or to meet him when he steps out the door from the facility, he knows something is u.
Someone has decided it is time to end Decker for good.
Decker decides it is time to take the fight to the enemy.
Luckily he is not all alone. There is Harlow Mackenzie, a very attractive private investigator who has her own reasons for checking out Decker from the time he is released on, reasons that are her own but which will merge with his well-being once the two get an idea of what they are up against.
Decker is very capable of taking care of himself. He spent a fair number of years servicing in the U.S. Marine Corps and then even more years working black-ops for the CIA before going on his own with his specialty of rescue work and starting his own company.
Mackenzie is also very self-reliant, plying a dangerous job on the "gritty, unpredictable streets of Los Angeles" for more than a few years already.
It will be a very good thing they have each other.