Samantha 'Sam' Green is an analyst with MI6.
Okay, that is getting ahead of myself really fast but it does explain why she is in the compendium. She will be an analyst is a more accurate way of putting it.
When we first meet her on her first recorded adventure, Green is a Sergeant in the British Army, a military intelligence analyst who has spent the last couple of years serving in Afghanistan. When we encounter her, she is on her last day in uniform, about to make the transition from a life she knew and loved and most importantly understood to a life where she was on her own.
"Her entire existence had been centred on the Army and suddenly she was no longer fit for service. Off to join the civilian world, an event far more terrifying than a battlefield for a lot of his patients. A world that didn't recognise 'fourteen hundred' as a time of day. A complicated place, without boundaries and often without rules. She would have to lead a life devoid of squads and platoons, without instant companionship and constant banter. An amorphous place where self-reliance was challenging and teamwork a rare discovery."
Those words were the thoughts of the psychiatrist who went on to note she "has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The attack which resulted in her abdominal injuries was savage and, notably, she lost close friends in the same incident. ... It is clear to me that she has yet to come to terms with her psychiatric illness." He did not put in her record something else he truly felt which was that "Sam Green was a ticking bomb".
But for all that, Green is also an amazing observer blessed with an analytical mind that would get her noticed by the SIS. Hers was the skill to spot the anomalies. "Look for the absence of normal, not for the abnormal. That's the key. She knew she was particularly good at photos. She could pick out a face in a crowd even if she had just glanced at it. She saw in aerial photography what many others didn't. A heavily camouflaged vehicle here, disturbed earth there. She could spot what shouldn't be there, or what should be there but wasn't, when everyone else had moved on."
Unfortunately, she still had those demons to contend with.