Max McLean is an agent with British Intelligence.
To be honest, and if there seems to be one near certainty with what McLean tells us about himself is that he is honest, at least with himself, McLean is more of an assassin. He kills people for the government. And he is very good at it.
He is also very, very experienced at it. He has been for 23 years and to be active in the sort of work that he does against the sort of people he routinely does it, he would have to be good to have lasted that long.
According to the brief history of his entry into his current job, he got the call to join the outfit he serves with when he was soldier, aged 19. He was a good soldier. He was an exceptional shot. That is when he is seconded to man named Commander Knight, taken to a remote village in Ireland, placed on a hill overlooking a house with a family in it, and then handed a rifle and told to take out the man of the house because he "had blood on his hands". Without question, McLean carefully sighted the weapon and properly pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. Without hardly any hesitation, he chambered another round and tried again.
That is when he was told it was a test and that what Knight had been looking for was someone like him: a "legally sane psychopath".
Now when the proper first recorded adventure starts, we are able to follow the actions of a governmental hitman who has never missed. We are there when on a very dangerous mission to Africa, McLean will learn that after all the years of loyal service, he is suddenly considered expendable. He does not take it well.
- Said when ordered to remove a woman in South America, "Spy f**king is bad for your health in Venezuela".