Robert Lane is an agent for Sector Three.
Sector Three is an ultra-secret division of MI-6 tasked with handling the situations absolutely nobody in authority wants their handling to be known. The department "is totally secret, even to some members of the Cabinet. We break accepted protocol because we couldn’t operate otherwise, and if we didn’t work that way we would be at a permanent disadvantage. In the clandestine world the time-honoured rules of engagement have, of necessity, long since gone by the board. We fight a continuous covert war where, like our opponents, we could never be called gentlemen".
The agents in the organization are also so secret that their real names are not used. For that reason, 'Robert Lane' is not the true name of the man we follow in these recorded adventures, but it is the one he will be known by throughout all the missions.
When we first meet this man, he is 45 years of age and seriously looking forward to his retirement from the Sector in six months. Despite being a still relatively young age, the years he has put in already and the missions he had managed to survive have taken their toll on him. Physically he is still in fine shape having only had one bad incident (read 'seriously wounded') in the seventeen assignments he has completed, all successfully. But his head is telling him it is time to move to something else.
Too bad Sector Three does not see it that way. There always seems to be just one more mission he is asked to undertake, all apparently in the hope that he will stop this silly retirement talk and just keep working until some opponent manages to stop him for good.