John Barrone is an agent for the CNP.
That acronym stands for the Code Name Project. This organization was founded by a collection of billionaires who felt a more effective force was needed to defend freedom. In their eyes, the various governmental agencies were too bloated or too inept or too busy with building and maintaining its own empire that the real work that needed to get done was either ignored or sloppily handled. The CNP was their answer, paid for and guided by them alone.
He is not only one of the agents, he heads an elite team of agents from numerous branches of Intelligence and law enforcement, each like him now hired by the CNP.
Barrone was a CIA agent for twenty-two years before he was approached by the CNP to head the group. Most of that time had been in the field in a variety of countries around the world performing a large variety of tasks. During that time he had earned a solid reputation as a man who got things done and as a natural leader of men. It was for both reasons that he was chosen to head the new group.
The other members of the CNP team came from the FBI, IRS, NSA, BATF, Border Patrol, and LAPD. There were nine more in addition to Barrone, ten agents chosen because they excelled at what they did and what they did was needed by the CNP if it hoped to be effective. Though he did not pick the other members, he was responsible was honing their skills and their attitudes until they worked as a team.
Once ready, they would be given assignments that took them around the world, striking at the nation's enemies before those enemies could strike again.