Link Anderson is the chief troubleshooter for the Weyland Foundation.
A half-Blackfoot Indian, orphaned as a child, he was adopted and raised by a white couple, given the name Abraham Lincoln Anderson. Initially Anderson wanted little to do with his Native American heritage thinking of himself as a white first and feeling his future prospects lay in the white world. He chose the path his adopted father had, the military. After a short but distinguished career in the Air Force as an officer and a pilot, he grew ill at ease inside and decided a change was needed. He resigned his commission and moved to the wilds of Montana to get a sense of himself. It was there that he reconnected with his heritage and began a long training session to learn the skills of the mountain people.
He had already learned how to fight the white man way and he was very good at it. Now he learned how to live and, if necessary, to fight like the Blackfoot. He became highly skilled at tracking and hunting and he grew to understand the outdoors in ways he never expected. He felt comfortable in the wild and totally capable of taking care of himself there.
He also kept in excellent physical condition, an intense desire to be the best he could be. His training regimen consisted of long hikes when weather permitted and frequent skiing runs when it didn't. He joined the local ski safety patrol and became one of their best search-and-rescue men, one of the first called when trouble happened or people went missing.
Eventually he came into contact with the Foundation, a covert organization created many years before by very wealthy men who wanted to protect the country they loved from those outside forces determined to see it die. Anderson's connection to them started because their new Director was once a pilot with Anderson and one of his best friends. The events which bring them back together and sets the scene for his new position are in the first book.
The series presents the story of Anderson's introduction to the Foundation and his eventual joining. It then follows several events that happen as he works as their head of security and fights the battles it was created for.