She is a congresswoman from Colorado, and is a long time companion to Dirk Pitt, an adventurous special project director for NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), he undergoes many death-defying missions to save the world and the marine environment.
Described as having beautiful cinnamon brown hair with violet colored eyes, and a good sense of humor, Loren Smith plays a strong role in quite a few of Cussler's novels. In Trojan Odyssey, Loren finally marries Dirk Pitt.
In Treasure of Khan, she displays a tolerant, even somewhat encouraging attitude of her husband's travels abroad, realizing he can't be happy cooped up in an office. She also violated a customs law by sending the trusty model 1911 Colt .45 caliber pistol to Dirk, who's in Mongolia
Judge Smith on Goodwill: 'Government ... Must Pay.' (Claims Court Judge Loren Smith on a Thrift Industry Ruling)
Apr 27, 1992; Two months ago, a federal judge in Washington ruled that the government broke a promise to buyers of troubled thrifts when it...