Reed, an aging Navy Seal, returns home to care for his father who is dying from ALS. At seventeen, when he enlisted into the Navy program his father labeled him a failure—a name tag he would carry in his heart and mind all the time he served. When he joined the Navy Seal program he vowed not to quit the rugged training and duty to prove to his father that he wasn’t a failure as he predicted, but a brave combatant.
His training as a Navy Seal toughened his muscles and sense of urgencies to defeat his enemies in battle. And as a combatant, he became a leader of men, but it hadn’t prepare him for the complex International mental games he would encounter in his future career working as an operative for a splinter CIA Company.
Romance eluded him, but his persistence to overcome his romantic shortfalls left him chasing ways to impress a woman who continually bested him in a language exchange.