Lachlan Kite is an agent with Box 88.
That department name is an interesting one for an intelligence organization but since virtually nobody knew of the existence of Box 88, there would not be that many people confused by the name. We the readers learn about it from the very beginning of the first recorded adventure because a task force of people belonging to Britain's more established agencies have come together to investigate rumors of Box 88's very nature and their attitude towards it and its apparent mission is not very complimentary. It is made clear that the investigators want very much to be able to prove that Box 88 does in fact exist and then see that it is totally dissolved and its people removed one way or another.
The operative associated with Box 88 that those investigators are more interested in is Lachlan Kite. While his purported employer might remain an enigma to them, they have a good deal of intelligence on Kite personally. They know that he was recruited to that intelligence organization back when he was still in college. They know that he has been an agent for it all of the 30-plus years since then, putting him in his mid-50s.
We will learn in the first recorded adventure a good deal more about him than his pursuers and it will come to us by not only following him even as he is being hunted but also in flashbacks to those days of his entry into Box 88's service. The second record of his activities will also be a duplex with us being able to join him in what is happening in his life currently as well as what happened several decades before.
- "[For Kite] to work for BOX 88 was to live in a more or less permanent state of low-level paranoia."