Reefe King is a freelance agent.
Attending college at Chicago U, the handsome and popular Jimmie Sainsbury had intended to make chemistry his vocation but as a hobby he joined a collegiate acting group. By his own admission his acting skills were limited but he possessed a boyish grin that the audiences loved. So did a talent agent named Manny who told him he could get him into movies. Sainsbury said why not and Reefe King was born!
Being quite athletic and loving adventure, King was an action natural, able to handle guns and women, horses and fighting. He knew a fair amount of karate, had sky dived on numerous occasions, and was a lover of surfing.
It was on television that his career really took off, becoming a star of the weekly action dramas. His style of self-effacing grins and barely-moving lips while talking made him a big hit. He even did most of his own stunts, to the anxiety of the network and the adoration of his fans.
Visiting his Uncle Neil in Paris one summer during a hiatus, King was asked to help in a job by keeping an eye open for strange events while attending the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. This offer was made by his uncle who was a key man at Interpol. Thinking it could be a lot of fun, he agreed.
Such was the way for a secret agent to begin.
While the first assignemt that King performed was for Interpol, his second was on behalf of the CIA. At no time did he join any organization, keeping his well-paying day job and moonlighting as a dashing covert operative.
Note: The author, Albert Barker, wrote these books for the paperback publisher Award but the series stopped at two adventures. Three years later, a similar series (very similar) was created by Barker for a different publisher, Curtis. For further comments on both series, see that entry.