Max Anger is an analyst with the Swedish thinktank Vektor.
He is a very intelligent and inciteful man; he would not have been hired by Vektor if he had not been. He is also extremely experienced from his many years serving in that country's special forces.
Prior to being asked to work for Vektor, he had been "an attack diver, one of the Swedish Navy's elite Coastal Rangers". They are an elite segment of the Navy's Amphibious section. According to special-ops.org, "their main role would be to retake islands and parts of the Swedish coast from the enemy. The Coastal Rangers, in Sweden known as Kustjagarna, undergo a rigorous training and selection process, and they are one of the most highly trained units in the Swedish Armed Forces". Their primary tasks are "to gather intelligence, conduct raids, and commit sabotage".
As part of his extensive training, Anger was schooled in the Russian language as that nation has been perceived as the biggest threat to Sweden's future for many decades. Beyond that, he had made himself quite knowledgeable about the aims of the current Russian government and, naturally, its capabilities concerning incursion.
Over time, "when [Anger] had gotten fed up with the ongoing dismantling of the Swedish armed forces", he was offered a job at Vektor by its founder, Sarah Hansen, a friend of many years. Deciding "it was time to put the soldier's life behind him", he accepted. He would not have predicted that he would have to call upon those skills in the future.
Anger, who is 26 years old when we first meet him, stands 6'3" tall and weighs 210 lbs.