Derek Jenkinson and Sena Golden are agents with C.A.C.S.
That acronym would make one think it was an intelligence agency, one of the alphabet collection, but it is not. It is simply a shorter way of saying the Charlie Allsop Consulting Services, a kidnap recovery firm based in London. More specifically it is a private company that, according to one of its personnel, specializes in "discrete kidnap resolution. Most of our clients are high profile and don't want word to get out to the media that they have been targeted. We're quick efficient, and quiet. We retrieve the ones taken and try to recover the ransom whenever possible. Sort of un-kidnaping the victims".
The Charlie Allsop in the name refers to the man who founded the company. He used to work for 'Room 39', the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty during WWII and stayed with them for the next two decades until the department was finally dissolved and Allsop decided it was time to go private. He did not intend at the time to specialize in kidnapping but his first case just happened to be one and after successfully resolving it and getting an impressive fee in the process, specialization seemed reasonable. Now Allsop is in his nineties and mostly spends his time fishing but the company retains his name.
When we first catch up with the organization, it has several teams of operatives located in various major hubs of the world. The two individuals we are able to follow, Jenkinson and Golden, make up Alpha Team.
Derek Jenkinson is a tall, laconic Scotsman. The leader of the team, he has been with C.A.C.S. for several years, coming to the company after a lengthy and impressive stint with the famed Special Boat Squadron.
Sena Golden is a petite American who had been with the Defense Intelligence Agency for fifteen years before being wooed away by the elderly Allsop. The part of his pitch to her that got her attention was the assurance that there was no glass ceiling at his company and, more important, she would receive the same share of danger and reward as her male counterparts. Originally a member of Beta Team, several years before she asked for a transfer to England and joined up with Jenkinson.
Jenkinson and Golden's inclusion in this compendium comes from the fact that the first mission we follow has them actually kidnapping someone, not rescuing him, and that someone was 'C', the head of MI6. The second mission was also very much one with MI6 deeply involved.