Tom Bracks is an agent of the CIA.
His condition with the Agency is a unique one as explained in the beginning of his recorded adventure: "[He] is a product of the CIA. Almost ten years earlier he was severely brain damaged after his motor vehicle was run off the road and crashed into a tree late one evening on an icy and lonely road. In many ways there is some irony with his accident, as Tom was orphaned after his parents were killed in a road accident when he was only nine. He was raised by grandparents who later passed away when Tom was only twenty. Nearly always a loner and with no living family Tom was the perfect match for the government's latest scientific development; a micro-chip that would compensate for his damaged brain cells. The micro-chip would not only keep Tom alive but it would enable the CIA to build a robotic man whose mind and actions could be manipulated - controlled by a computer program anywhere in the world.
"At the time the micro-chip was implanted into Tom, relations between the US and the Russian Federation were bordering on hostile. The US was keen to develop a spy who would have no emotion, no fear and would be capable of assimilating into Russia as seemingly one of their own. Tom is programmed to speak any language fluently and co-exist as if he is born there. The micro-chip represented a remarkable development and the implant a major success for the scientists who developed it."
That was a decade before and during those ten years, the hostility that had existed between the US and Russia had cooled and the need for his services reduced considerably. He was allowed to move to Boulder City and take a normal job at a local gym. "The intention has always been that when needed the government would program him."
"Tom has been programmed.....but the government is yet to learn that he is no longer simply a dormant robot living day to day in Boulder City. He is out of control."