Sam Wintripp is the founder and owner of a private security firm.
The company is unlike most others, with a team of incredibly skilled experts in a wide variety of disciplines. In his late 40s, he plans, assigns, and leads assignments ranging from stopping blackmailers to stealing state secrets. His organization is a secret one, though, for clients who want anonymity as much as they want action.
Wintripp is half Indian on his mother's side and from that part of the family he has acquired an understanding of the outdoors, nature, and himself. From his father who was in the Special Forces he learned self-reliance and the ability to fight his own battles. And on his own he amassed several degrees and one doctorate in computer programming. Together they make up an operative who has the brains and the brawn for most life-or-death situations. He has a love of excitement and a daring that sometimes borders on recklessness but never quite goes over the line.
As the series begins, he has reached what he thinks is the end of his death-defying days. An assignment gone badly took the life of his only adult son who was working with him and that haunts him deeply. Though it was not Wintripp's fault, the "what if's" continue to fill his mind when he is alone. Still, even though he had largely left the operations end to others, a quite wealthy man now thanks also to his computer skills, he won't run from trouble and he is there when a friend needs a hand.
Wintripp is opinionated and not afraid to speak his mind, a trait that many mind brash and disturbing, especially when he is so often found to be right.