Justin Hall is an agent with the CIS.
The Canadian Intelligence Service is responsible for the security of the largest country in the Americas but in the series starring Hall, its outlook goes beyond its shores. Hall is the lead agent for his department in the Middle East with all the lands from Morocco to Lebanon and Syria his stomping grounds. It has been so for several years and he is quite good at it.
Hall is helped in his work by the fact that, courtesy of his Italian mother, he possesses a Mediterranean complexion with dark olive skin, raven colored wavy hair, big dark eyes and a large thich nose. Coupled with his intimate knowledge of Arabic, several dialects, he can pass as being from virtually any part of North Africa and the Levant. His specialty is as an Egyptian.
A veteran of many years in the CIS, Hall has never really entertained the thought of doing anything else - the excitement and the challenges are particulary satisfying. Once when he was benched over a mission gone bad, he applied elsewhere for anything that would get him off a desk but at the CIS he eventually stayed, happily so.
His partner in the department is the equally energetic Carrie O'Connor, formerly of the Canadian Army Special Forces with two tours in Afghanistan behind her. She and Hall were partners for a time before they became romantically involved. Now as the series starts they are six months from having broken off their relationship (reasons unknown) but their affection and dedication for each other has not suffered. Either would willingly give their life for the other, though both work very hard to keep that from happening.