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ABOUT THE SERIES
Adam Weldon is an adventurer.
That description is not very accurate but everything else I tried seemed even further away from the truth that for now I am sticking with it.
What makes Weldon hard to categorize is the fact that in the first of the three adventures we have so far of this man, he is looking into the who and why of his parents' murder a quarter century before. And in the second he is pretty much minding his own business when the kidnapping of an uncle pushes him into action. In the third he is asked to "look into something" by sailing to Greece. Pigeonholing him is tough and 'adventurer' is what I have.
On the surface, these activities mentioned above might not seen to qualify him for membership in this compendium. The first definitely is the furthest even though Weldon will end up dealing with the FBI and the Park Service and the DEA and even Indian Affairs in a fight with a very nasty drug cartel
The second does, though, in my opinion, because of the ramifications of what happens in San Francisco Bay and the third is definitely qualifying.
Weldon is a man in his early 30's who had been raised by a Zen monk uncle after the death of his parents. Weldon has chosen to serve his country when he became of age and found the challenge of the Navy SEALs very much to his liking.
He would have probably still been in that elite organization if the drive to investigate the murders had not grown to a level he could not ignore. One thing that help push it that way was the time he spent working as a criminal investigator (not sure how that worked while being a SEAL but I am sure there are a lot of things about the SEALs that I do not know).
Though Weldon has left the Navy by the time we first meet him, his activities on and in the water remain a major factor in his life.
In the first adventure, Weldon learns that as much experience he has acquired with the SEALs, it did not qualify him for the rigors and dangers of whitewater rafting through level 5 rapids. It is a darn good thing he has several excellent teachers and that he is a quick learner because the boulders and other obstacles are totally unforgiving when smashing into them as the speeds he discovers he hits - and the very nasty men shooting rifles at him at the same time certainly complicate things.
The second adventure takes place on calmer surfaces, water-wise, in Frisco Bay but Weldon maintains his ability to find people who want to shoot weapons at him. The same hold true for the third adventure though you can throw in suitcase nukes to the mixture.
Helping to keep Weldon alive, and making that life a whole lot more meaningful and enjoyable is Tripnee, a female FBI agent moonlighting as a rafting expert. They meet in the first adventure when he saves her life and she promptly returns the favor and they must have enjoyed it so much they keep saving each other over and over.
What this young woman's first name is I could not tell you but what I can say is that she is one incredibly confident and capable person and a whole lot of fun following.
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