Jason Wake is an agent with a private intelligence agency.
If that small but impressive organization had a real, official name, I have yet to find it. That fact would definitely please its members, especially its founder, Senator Scott Cooper, a former special forces operative who saw a need and knew how to put together the team to fulfill that need; that need being people able to take on some very dangerous threats to the free world and the willingness to act without the red tape that governments invariable entangle things. More on Cooper and his group later.
Picture in your mind a state-of-the-art private training facility deep in the middle of nowhere, said to be by those who who knew about it 'the most advanced, difficult, and secretive covert" establishment of its type in the world. It was to that place, called Tenth Circle as in Dante's trilogy, that a very determined Wake showed up unannounced, insisting to be taught. According to the head of that establishment, Wake was "one of the best fighters I've ever trained. Hand to hand, knives, handguns, rifles, explosives. Sprint, endurance, water, land. The kid's one of the best I ever had. And he's smart. I've had some of the top Rangers, Delta Force, SEALs, Force Recon - you name it - come to train here. The kid's one of the best all-around warriors I've ever forged in this crucible."
Wake's self-imposed training was definitely a first for that facility as it usually got its clients by way of the government or private organizations, not walk-ups, and certainly not a man who was secretly an heir to a few billion dollars. That last bit was not often mentioned because Wake not only did not want anything to do with that money, he decidedly wanted nothing to do with the man who amassed the fortune, his father Richard Wake, nor the massive Wake Corporation that the elder Wake built up largely with illegal or unscrupulous activities. As a boy growing up he knew nothing of his father's nefarious business practices but he and his mother knew plenty about the beatings that they routinely suffered.
But Wake's desire to learn everything that the Tenth Circle could teach him did not come from his hatred for his evil parent but from a burning desire to fight back at the terrorists who a year had attacked a train station in Europe and killed close to a hundred innocents. One of those victims had been Wake's fiancée and Wake had been close enough to see the destruction.
Wake is described as being 6'3" tall and just over two hundred pounds with an 'imposing' body 'hardened from years of rigorous exercise'. The dark haired handsome man is 25 years old at the time we first meet him.
While we do not meet Jason Wake prior to the first recorded adventure listed below, we get a major introduction to his disgusting father - the man Jason Wake despised for good reason - in one of the non-spy tales of an ex-SEAL turned marine adventurer, Logan Dodge, [Showdown in the Keys] when Dodge runs afoul of one of the elder Wake's many nefarious illegal and decidedly immoral enterprises. We learn that Richard Wake was "a billionaire businessman who owned one of the largest marine shipping companies in the world, aptly named the Wake Corporation. He was a murderer, and the mastermind behind an evil empire that cared little for anything except his own personal gain".
Back to Senator Cooper and his personal fight against terrorists and those who fund their activities or, like the elder Wake, make an obscene amount of money from their actions. Cooper saw in the younger Wake a person willing to put his life on the line fighting those same evils and having the financial wherewithal to fund the project. Wake found in Cooper someone with the same burning passion to strike at those evils whenever possible.