Marina Frants was a deep-cover Soviet spy, placed in the US in 1979, at the
height of the cold war. She settled in suburban New Jersey, because she
figured no one would expect to find a spy there. Her cover as a teenage
mall-rat was successful, but she soon found out that the reason people
didn't look for spies in New Jersey was that there was nothing there worth
looking at. She left, moving first to New York City, then to Cambridge, MA,
where she spent several years acquiring knowledge of cutting edge U.S.
computer technology. Once her intelligence gathering was completed, she
returned to New York, and proceeded to put her skills to work for a
succession of large, shady organizations, including a Swiss Bank.
She can frequently be spotted in remote corners of the world, carrying
large amounts of specialized photographic equipment.