Aidan Snow is an agent with MI-6.
We get a quick glance of him a few years before the main adventure as a 24-year-old part of the 22nd SAS Regiment working as instructors on assignment to Poland. He very much enjoys his career, one he would have have expected and certainly not one his parents, a teacher and a diplomat, would have considered. Then an incident which would change his life occurs, leaving him with a bad leg wound which took months of rehab to recover from and a case of PTSD that after many sessions in counseling he knew he never would lose.
We next pick him up soon in 2006 where he has been a teacher at an academy in Kiev (Kyiv) for three years. Again he is very content, despite recognizing he is drinking a lot too much a bit too often.
Because his father had been the Commercial Attache at the British Embassy in Moscow for several years during the mid-to-late 80's and he was lived with him, he had acquired skill with the Russian language that "was all but flawless". That will prove very helpful in his life. It certainly made him able to settle in Ukraine and pick up their language as well. He had truly felt that the days of action and danger were behind him and "his gun fighting days were over". Then will come another bit of trouble and another near fatal injury which would leave more scars, both physical and mental.
It will also bring an offer from MI6 and yet another career move and the now early-30's Snow will have a job that suits him just as well as his SAS days.
- In response to hearing the old adage 'Loose lips sink ships', Snow adds, "they also make for very bad saxophonists".
- After Snow requests a cup of tea while being held by London police, a snarky guard asks, "How do you take it, shaken not stirred?"