Jake Gibbs is an agent for the American President.
Actually that is totally inaccurate while still being true. Since the activities of this operative first take place in 1775 and there is not yet a country let along a Chief Executive, working for the President is wrong. However, as the first man to take that position would be George Washington and Gibbs is a spy working on that man's orders, it is also correct, albeit presumptive.
We come by these adventures of Gibbs on behalf of the budding nation by way of the discovery of "old manuscripts in the root cellar of an eighteenth century farm .. in upstate New York".
"The papers purport to document the adventures of a heretofore unknown Revolutionary War hero, Jake Gibbs. A member of George Washington's Secret Service, the Philadelphia native handled a wide range of duties during the war, from spying to sabotage. The son of a wealthy merchant in the apothecary or pharmaceutical trade, Gibbs was educated in England and served briefly as a secretary to Sir Guy Carleton, later the governor of Canada. In his early twenties during the war, he seems to have been part man of action, part scholar, part lady-killer."
Gibbs holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and when in his dress uniform, this handsome fellow presented an impressive image, especially to the ladies. He is definitely not just the looks, though, considering the actions that he takes part in on behalf of America's independence. Already before the first recorded adventure, we are told that "Gibbs' adventures in New York and the Jerseys this past month and a half alone were literally the equivalent and worth of three brigades: the first had been saved because his intelligence had helped it avoid an ambush, the second was not needed for his single-handed capture of a high-ranking British officer traveling behind the lines to Philadelphia, and the third had been freed from prison through his planning and leadership of a daring midnight raid on a small town near Brunswick."
Those exploits will be joined by even greater adventures and accomplishments as this son of New England will take his knowledge of the area and use it to combat England, a country he also loved but which chose to oppose to get independence in America.