Victoria's Secret Service is a British intelligence agency.
For a reason I have yet to uncover, the agents working for this highly secret organization refer to it as the "Veil". It has been run by a sequence of men given the title of 'Regent'. The current one appears, to me, to be someone far too young to be adequate for the job which may be why the young women in the group tend to do things their own way. Then again, it could be that is historically the way the agents over the years have acted.
"Back in the 19th Century, a secret group of ladies in waiting were created to protect Queen Victoria at all costs. These highly trained operatives became Victoria's Secret Service. Flash forward 150 years and set in a restricted area inside the Ministry of Defense, only a select few have access to 'the Compound'. Inside is a high-tech institution specializing in training England's most elite soldiers. Subject to only the director and the Crown, these soldiers do not exist. Their missions - relieving any threat associated to the Crown, whether it means going under cover at the meetings of the Houses, or foiling a terrorist's plan - are what the VSS lives for, literally. Should the day come when they can no longer perform their duties, they will be terminated as swiftly as they once did to others!"
That last part should give potential members pause but if it does, I do not see it. What I do see are several incredibly athletic (and yes, drop-dead beautiful and sexy) young women having a great time putting their lives on the line for the security of the Crown.
The membership at the time we first meet these ladies consists of:
Brooke: shoulder-length brown hair, suffers from PTSD from adolescent event when her family were killed in an explosion, called the 'Snow Queen'
Born: New Forest, England
Hobbies: Sharpening my Nin Ju Ka skills. And my sword
Likes: Being on a mission
Dislikes: Not being on a mission
What I look For In A Man: I'm not looking
Raven: short dark hair woman, pilot, zany sense of humor.
Born: Norwich, England.
Hobbies: Fixing things. 'Something around the HQ always needs its nose powdered'.
Likes: Computers, problem-solving, covering the proper @RR3s, kicking the improper ones.
Dislikes: The telly; disorganization; David Beckham.
What I look For In A Man: Well-read, opinionated, patriotic, round bum.
Lark: shoulder-length blonde hair, descended from the original Regent. Resident 'mistress of disguise'
Born: Thirlmere, England
Hobbies: Collecting WWI memorabilia; journaling; studying languages. All of my hobbies are job related!
Likes: Sipping cocoa (with marshmallows, of course) while curled up with a good book on a rainy night.
Dislikes: Misplaced truse; abused trust
What I Look for in a Man: I am married to the Veil just now.
Scarlet: red-haired former thief, American, paroled to the Veil
Born: Atlanta, George, USA
Hobbies: Running. It's a skill I use often.
Likes: Bright, shiny objects - specifically, jewels set in gold
Dislikes: Reading, sitting still for more than a few minutes
What I Look for in a Man: Thinks on his feet; can keep up with me.
These four current members of the Veil (i.e., the VSS) have a lot of fun throwing themselves into danger and getting out again and they are fun watching them do that.