Wolfgang Von Zauber is a spymaster.
That is my term for him. In days long gone, he may have been an operative for German Intelligence but he has for quite a few years before the first recorded adventure moved to a position where he more calls the shots than follows them.
In the description given him in blurbs about his nefarious escapades, two terms are used that sum up him in an interesting way by telling both a lot about him and not revealing much at the same time. They are "Neo-Nazi" and "sorceror spy". Both of these definitely tells the reader that Von Zauber (he seldom is addressed by his first name) is not a nice man and has some outre ways of handling problems.
When we first meet him, this white-haired older man is living in high mountains of Tibet. He is initially observed overseeing the feeding of vultures and other carrion the decapitated body of an executed man. He notes that the creatures have feasted on the remains with eagerness though they have as yet left the head alone. "Even scavengers do not like English cuisine all that much," he observes wryly.
He is in the part of the world creating a new version of explosives to be sold to the Iranians and thereafter to Hezbollah for use in their fight with Israel. Being the proud grandson of a German who was very much involved in committing the atrocities of the Holocaust, his hatred of all things Jewish remain very strong.
Challenging this man at times are the agents from B.E.S.T., which stands for the British East Strategic Technologies, Ltd. It is "a proprietary company of a certain organization in England that started with 'M' and ended with '6'". One of their senior agents referred to Von Zauber as "the Magician of Munich" and "very involved with things that go boom in the night".
As mentioned by calling him a 'sorcerer spy', Von Zauber is deeply into the practice of arcane sciences. He is very much into meditation and through it employs astral walking. He loves his odd rituals as well. However, as much as he likes to delve into such unusual lines of research, he does hold several doctorate degrees so his knowledge of more conventional sciences is also quite impressive.
Von Zauber is dedicated to causing trouble and he has the knowledge and determination to do so repeatedly.