Jeremiah Hawkens 'Hawk' Tate is a wilderness guide.
He is a member of this compendium because he keeps finding himself being pulled into matters that an experienced operative would be used to. He just does not have an agency or a bureau to back him up.
He used to have one, five years before we first meet him. It was the DEA and he was one of their best but he paid for being so good with the loss of his family in a fire and after that, he stopped caring about, well, anything. When it slowly became time to rejoin the human race, he did so but only in small amounts.
He loved the outdoors and he was darned good at hunting and fishing and being able to be track. The fact that the nickname from his middle name did not hurt in his new line of work which was to make a new career in the wilderness of western Montana.
Tate is 34 at our introduction. Considering how he spends most of his time outside, hiking and the like, it is no wonder his 6'2" (or thereabouts) frame is in pretty good shape. He keeps busy during the season which usually runs from April to October, though the edges of both ends tend to be mostly dependent on the weather.
He has a partner in his outdoor expedition company. Kaylan is a short woman, just a couple inches over five feet, who has been with him in the business for three years. She is 28 years old. As times go by she will get pulled into some of his non-guide business and she is pretty capable of taking care of herself, too.
Having worked in quite of few of the hot spots in the drug trade throughout all of the Americas, Tate has made a few very close friends and quite a few very determined enemies, or relatives of former enemies. More than one of the latter will come by for a visit.