Jamie Saintclair is an art recovery expert.
He is not a spy and definitely doesn't want to be a spy. He has a small business specializing in the recovery of lost or stolen artwork. It is enough to pay the bills and stay afloat and it does provide him with something to intrigue and interest him. Sometimes, as he will find out in the recorded adventures we have of him, trying to find some of the items he is asked to locate will pit him up against powerful people with their own agendas. And once in a while, those investigations will put him into the kind of danger that would make him wish he had the training a good operative would have.
Saintclair, which is officially his last name but only because his mother had changed hers from Sinclair in the hopes of presenting a better 'image' for him growing up, is in his early 30s when we first meet.
He had graduated with a First in fine arts and modern languages (equivalent of an undergraduate degree with Honors in the US, I believe). After university, Saintclair had worked for eight years for Sotheby, stuck away in an office that was "little more than an extended cupboard with a posh address". Then came a request to help a wealthy Jewish businessman who as a child had survived the death camps of the Germans. The job was to help locate a family painting stolen from them, a Rembrandt.
Dogged determination and an ever improving intuition would land him a successful recovery but would also cause embarrassment in the art world over a "creative" provenance so while his reputation for success was impressive, he was not always a welcome site at the major galleries and museums around the world.