Colin Smallpiece is an agent for Omega One.
That small highly secret covert agency is answerable only to the President and known only to those very close to him. Run by a former CIA boss, now the president of a major university, the department exists to handle the truly impossible cases as a last resort, hence the Omega in the name.
Smallpiece is a 27-year old agent who has achieved a remarkable amount in those years. Graduating Harvard on a football scholarship, he was fast-tracked in the Navy's fighter program and flew jets on carrier ops for two years before being transferred to their covert Intelligence division. His transfer there was desired both by the group getting him and the flight commander who never saw things the same way Smallpiece did.
After several years and a few extremely dangerous missions, he left the military. During that time, though, he had attended several courses in spy craft including a class that taught him how to take out an opponent who was holding a gun on him, followed by a class that taught how to take out several such opponents. Smallpiece was very good at everything thrown at him.
After his military service, he took a teaching position at Spaulding University, becoming a much appreciated teacher even as he earned his PhD. It was then that his record came to the attention of the university President who saw a perfect man for a tough job.
The job not only needed to be done and Smallpiece seemed the best man to do it, it was also, unknown to Smallpiece, an audition. When that was successful, he was asked to join Omega One.