Levi Yoder is a troubleshooter.
Some of his troubleshooting is done for a private intelligence organization called simply the Outfit. More on it later.
He thinks of himself as a fixer. If you have a problem, he might find a way to fix it. He tries really hard to keep on the legal side of the law but a tiptoe or two across the line for a good cause is not out of the question. And when violence becomes necessary, he will have no trouble handling himself and if he did it right, the other guy would look the aggressor.
Yoder was born and raised in an Amish community in Pennsylvania but chose to leave right after high school and head to New York. There he met and became friends with Vinnie Bianchi, son of the head of one of the Families in the big city. Before long the two were like brothers and it was for the Bianchi Family that Yoder began his fixing. Since Yoder was not Sicilian, he never really became a made man but he was darn close.
Then Yoder enters a strange period of his life. He meets and falls hard for a woman named Mary. They wed and look forward to a long life together but after just a couple of years, that is shattered when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. A couple months later, Mary dies in a car accident and Yoder learns his cancer is in rapid retreat - reason unknown. His head goes into a whirl and he decides he needs to go on walk-about.
As we are told in the opening couple of chapters of the first recorded adventure, he wanders for nearly a decade, eventually landing in the Far East where he turns his enjoyment in the martial arts into a near devotion and in time he finally gets his head on straighter and he decides going home is in order.
Most of the adventures we then follow him on deal with his new "life" which is a bit complicated. His best friend, Vinnie, is now the Don of that crime family and Yoder is welcomed back with open arms. Yoder also begins a personal crusade against human trafficking of children and opens a small school for some of those he rescues back with his mother. And he meets and helps the head of the Outfit.
The Outfit is "entirely off the books. We're outside the Intelligence Community but we have our fingers deep within it". The organization has its origins during the Revolutionary War and the need to 'watch the watchers' so to speak. To realign things when they go awry and to help out when help is really needed and to do so totally undetected. Its leadership are very rich and influential people. Its resources are very impressive. And they could use a man like Yoder.
So we have Yoder involved in working with the Mob and the Outfit. And we have his anti child trafficking crusade. And we have him falling for a woman who once led a Triad.
And there is the whole, very unusual matter of his cancer remission and why he suddenly heals from injuries in an amazing time.
There is a whole lot to Levi Yoder.