Rose is 5'8", with unique golden
eyes and long, dark-brown curly, hair. She is 30 years old, and
until the day of the commissioning of the Nelson, unknown
to her father, Admiral Lee Crane.
Rose was conceived as the result of
a one night liaison that Lee Crane had with the Bedouin
Princess, Aliysha el-Fayad. Crane had been on a secret mission
for ONI when he was wounded, and the princess, an underground
leader, had rescued him. He had been kept deeply drugged due to
both his wounds and to the fact that he was being hunted by the
leadership of the country. He believed that the time he spent
in Aliysha's arms had been a dream, a hallucination, brought
about by the drugs.
Rose was raised as a princess in her
tribe, and educated by both her mother and her mother's friend,
and doctor, Omir. Her education was broad, and she speaks five
languages fluently. When she reached 16, her mother reluctantly
allowed her to move to Beirut and she began taking classes at
the American University.
Her birth was known of by Michael
Briggs, former director of the CIA (the Firm) because of her
mother's connection to him and the underground. Briggs made a
friend of Aliysha and used the friendship to keep him abreast of
her daughter's development.
At American University, Rose was
befriended by two women from Michael Briggs’ 'Corps' and met him
in person when he was on a trip there. Hence, Rose is a trained
agent with the Firm, having been recruited by Michael when she
was 17. She graduated from American University in Beirut with a
degree in Engineering and is one of the elite 'Corps' of women
that Briggs uses on his most important assignments.
She is assigned as the Firm's agent
at the Institute and aboard the boat, to observe the investment
that the organization has in the boat. On the Nelson,
she holds the position of Mission Specialist and is available
for assignment, having training and being qualified as a diver,
a pilot, and a cryptographer.
After meeting her father, Rose finds herself with
conflicting loyalties, which can lead to some interesting
scenarios. Her half brother, Robert, does not completely trust
her, nor does he like her.