Marc Dean is a mercenary.
Dean is a 38 year-old former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam where he learned to hone his skill as a fighting man. According to his bio, Dean earned a Bachelor's degree from Yale in languages and a Master's from USC in political science, making him a natural for international intrigue.
After his time in the Army, Dean worked as an aid to the Senate's Committee on International Relations before taking a position with the Peace Corps which took him to numerous places around the globe. Incongruously, it was after this humanitarian service that Dean took a job as an international arms salesman working for a major corporation. An assignment to help train troops in Angola against the Soviets and Cubans became the bridge to his subsequent role as a mercenary.
Dean is divorced with a young son that he dotes on. He maintains two apartments, one in Paris and one in Brussels, for when he is not on assignment. He possesses a strong personal code of ethics that often puts him in disagreement with would be clients but makes it easier to sleep at night. He has turned down more missions than he accepts because of his personal creed.
The missions that Dean takes is the reason for his qualification for inclusion in this book. They are all certainly international in scope. They usually involve working for governments, including his own, and always deal with life and death situations. While he will work with others as is normal in his trade, he is quite comfortable working alone and is deadly either way.