Sandor Seymour is an agent with the Special Branch.
Though he was born and bred in London, it was down in the dockland filled with tens of thousands of others like his parents who had come to England as immigrants for a better life. Seymour was not, therefore, himself an immigrant but having been raised in a polyglot of languages and customs, he could not help but think of himself as one.
In the first recorded adventure, Seymour is entering a new world. He has been an officer in Special Branch for some time but this will be the first time he has operated outside the country and the first time he has had to deal with the Foreign Office. He finds immediately that the "diplomats" working in that department do not trust in his abilities to handle the situation, mostly because he was "one of them" and therefore must by logic not be qualified.
But the Special Branch officers straddle the gap between criminals and enemies of the state and they know how to investigate suspicious deaths far better than those from the FO. Which is why Seymour, who usually operated in London's East End, finds himself in parts of the world he only vaguely knew about.
Murder and murderers, crooks and scoundrels, and those wearing cloaks and carrying daggers - those Seymour understands, regardless of language. Dealing with all the myriad differences in the various places he will visit in this stage of his career will be challenging for this London dock-man but when facing a recently deceased body and needing to learn why and how and who did it is something he is quite good at.