Charles Thoroughgood is a British spymaster.
When we first meet him, he is fresh out of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and headed to Northern Island at the start of the Troubles there. He is smart and enthusiastic and personable, all qualities good and necessary to survive a period of immense challenge when many of those around him looked to the British army for support and just as many wanted them dead. The adventures and times in between are recounted brilliantly.
After his time in the Service, he is approached by MI-6 to become an agent and we have a couple of recorded adventures depicting his early years and the trouble he would encounter and even more so the price he would pay for events that happened before him and around him but for which he would suffer. Interestingly, he will be faced almost from the beginning of his career as an operative with having to choose between being an honest agent or destroying the memory of his own father and the conflict he deals with is telling. He will pay dearly for his decision but the key point that will be brought out, and more importantly, shown to himself, is his integrity and his determination to keep it when all around and from above demand otherwise.
The next three adventures, however, find the much older Thoroughgood taking the reins at MI-6, an agency that once disowned him and sought to put him away for a very long time. His return to the fold would come with a great deal of interesting situations, some of which he expected and many out of left field.
After that we have Thoroughgood enjoying a much earned retirement but, naturally, his services will again be needed and he will, as always, respond to the call to duty.