Jarvis Love is an agent with the G.I.N.
That acronym stands for the Global Intelligence Network (G.I.N.). This department in the British Intelligence community consists of a "chain of operatives all around the globe, who are prepared to think and operate ... outside the box". The Director of G.I.N. answered only to the Minister of Defense and the Prime Minister, giving him tremendous power and latitude in missions to take or to leave behind.
The secret headquarters for the English branch of G.I.N. was at the Entwhistle's School of Ballet.
We learn straight off that "Love was only twenty-four years of age, had short dark hair, and piercing bright blue eyes. His complexion was pale, the sure sign of a man who had spent too much time in London, but his skin was clear and free from the ravages of age, such as wrinkles and other blemishes. He was also the youngest man working in the London office of the Global Intelligence Network, a fact that caused some resentment amongst his colleagues. He had worked as an operative for G.I.N. for two years, mostly in the new Electronic Code Breaking department. Computer technology was revolutionizing the way intelligence organizations functioned, and Love was slowly coming to terms with the new technology. However, he was also being groomed for field work, undertaking combat training once a month at a top secret establishment in the north of the country; and a weekly small arms shoot at a underground target range. Then every twelve months he would endure nine days of extreme physical training at an SAS training camp in Herefordshire. Despite this, he had never once been offered an assignment."
Which is when we first meet him, sitting in the outer office at the ballet school, waiting to go into his supervisor's office exciting he might actually get an assignment. "In intelligence circles, as an agent, Jarvis Love was pretty much a nobody. Although he was highly trained, he had never really had the chance to prove his skills." Being a 'nobody' is bad enough for one's ego but in the case of Love, he also had the burden of being something of a celebrity for something he had no control over: his father was Franklin Love, the head of G.I.N.