Adam Hunter is a man of adventure.
For most of his adult life, Hunter was a lawyer. He was a very good lawyer in the nation's capitol and he was well on his way to becoming a powerful man there as his influence grew. Certainly money was not an issue as he had inherited a good deal and through his law practice had amassed far more.
Still, his sedentary lifestyle did not feel right for Hunter who had been a man of action. In college he played quarterback and was very good at it. He also boxed as a welterweight and won a championship at it. Described as a "short man, strongly built", Hunter far preferred doing over sitting.
In time, his work grew unsatisfying and he grew disenchanted. He yearned for more and that more came when he heard about a Master in Tibet who took men like him and taught them new meanings to life. In his early 30's, Hunter made the change and moved to the Himalayan province.
Living for three years in Tibet, studying under the Master, Hunter was able to learn how to control his body to make it perform feats he would have never expected. Working with the Master and with a fellow student, a Japanese, he had perfected his own form of karate at which he was very good. He was happy but he also knew that his time in Tibet was over.
Then a letter telling him he had inherited a circus from an aunt and Hunter, bemused, sent back to America to check it out. There he encountered trouble from a group determined to change the world though not for the better and Hunter, in stopping them, found a new purpose in life.