Blake Jordan is an agent with the Department of Homeland Security.
He will be, anyways. Eventually. First his life has to go through a lot of pretty dramatic changes.
When we first meet him he is a special agent with the Department of Domestic Counterterrorism. That organization, according to Jordan, is a spin-off from the CIA and "tasked with focusing only on preventing terrorist events domestically". At the time of our meeting, he admits that he was fairly new to the job but "the work was old-hat" to him. Before that, Jordan had served for several years in the Navy SEALs, part of Team Three during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
One of the changes mentioned above had only recently taken place. His wife was murdered several month before and he admits to himself that "living through that experience was the hardest thing [he'd] ever been through". His dedication to his job is one of the things that has allowed him to manage to cope. Jordan would meet someone new who would help fill that emptiness, fellow government agenc Jami Davis.
Jordan has an interesting and quite important contact higher up the food chain. When we meet him, James Keller is a Senator and has been for some time. Prior to that he had been a close friend of Jordan's father and as a former SEAL had helped a determined teenage Jordan train to be ready to try out to be a SEAL, training that made the two of them grow to be quite close friends as well as mentor and student. Not long after we first meet Jordan, Keller would run for and get elected to the Presidency.
- "A yawn is just a silent scream for coffee."