The Army did not send a rescue team, believing all aboard were killed, so Ellison spent a year and a half in the Peruvian jungle with the native tribes before being discovered and returned to civilization.
When a sight zone-out occurs and Ellison is almost pasted by a garbage truck, he realizes that Sandburg is right that he needs someone to watch his back and bring him out of zone-outs.
Five years before the series opens, Ellison, then an Army Special Forces officer, was the sole survivor of a helicopter crash in the jungles of Peru.
Theorizing that Ellison's extended stay in the jungle activated his latent abilities, Sandburg wants to study Ellison for his research.
Ellison just wants the heightened senses to go away, but Sandburg convinces him that the thing to do is to get them under control.
Hearing about Ellison from sources at the hospital, Sandburg, a graduate student in Anthropology, shows up uninvited to help out.
But the unlikely team of Ellison and Sandburg become close friends and the bane of criminals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Fast forward to today, and now Ellison is a policeman in Cascade Washington and working on a mad bomber case.
Ellison, in his work on the cotton trade of Great Britain, traces in detail the increase in the volume of information collected and made public. At the close of the 8th century there was a tacit understanding among brokers to supply one another with information.
Again we must distinguish between the " future " contracts for the delivery of a particular kind of cotton, which may be entered into by spinners and their brokers, and are real purchases in the sense that the spinners want delivery of the cotton referred to, and the "futures," which always relate 1 The Cotton Trade of Great Britain, by Thomas Ellison, p. 186.