Roy Young is a security consultant.
At times he has also been referred to as a military contractor.
Some could say that he is a mercenary but since that term has for quite some time been used as a pejorative, Young identifies himself as a "private training consultant and for-hire military operative".
When we first meet him, on a short flashback to his starting days, he is 22 years old and described as "already well developed physically. At six foot two and 190 pounds, there was no fat, just muscle. His chiseled face was highlighted with azure-blue eyes beneath dark, heavy eyebrows. Although he'd been born in the UK, his years in South Africa had earned him a sallow tone, allowing him to tan well-a useful attribute that complemented a military lifestyle. It also saved time and money on sunblock. His fair-haired mane had been chopped to generic army-issue number-one length. Whether in army khaki or in an Armani tuxedo, Roy looked complete and confident."
The storyline then leaps back to the present and the year 2010, 21 years later and a much older and considerably wiser Young leaving the days of military training and getting himself involved in, though through no wish of his, in intrigue on a higher level. This includes matters inside the Vatican and even a call from an old adversary now needing his help - the President of the United States.
The adventures of Roy Young qualify for membership in this compendium because the ones that we are able to follow take him out of his 'comfort zone' and toss him into the cloak & dagger environment.
He will even come to a stage in his career that he will be asked to lead an international intelligence task force. I mean, when called directly by POTUS and asked to do it, you could say no, of course, but then again, can you, really?