Duncan Grant is an agent with MI6.
A Scot from the Hebrides with an accent he works hard to subdue, Grant is proving to everyone just how good of an operative he already is and how even better he is likely to be. So much so that it is whispered he is being groomed for the prestigious and quite mysterious inner department known as Section Seven.
"Named after the section of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 that protects officers in the field who break the law in the act of service, it granted only the most promising MI6 operatives the opportunity to apply. Section 7 operatives acted under the direct authorization of the Foreign Secretary, thus making them immune from prosecution back in Britain should their actions become known. The loophole that essentially gave legal sanction for murder had led regular field officers to christen Section 7's notorious training programme as 'Kill School'. Almost nothing was known about it, other than to those who graduated. Over time, only tiny - often contradictory - slivers of information had seeped out from the ninety-four per cent of applicants who failed, leaving Section 7 a mystery. In an agency whose existence the British government hadn't even publicly acknowledged until 1994, Section 7 remained one of the true secrets of the Service."
One particular event in his training is detailed in the first recorded event and is best read there but it explains just how good Grant is at his job and at spotting those people out in the field that just do not 'feel right'. That inner sense has helped him achieve his mission on several occasions and saved his live more than once.
Grant is 37 years old when we first meet him. He takes his position in the organization very seriously and while he will not rashly inflict harm on others, if the situation calls for it he will not hesitate. One other interesting and useful trait of Grant is his ability to appear calm under strenuous situations; he might be worked up but he does not show it.
- "Plans aren't executed on paper. They're executed by human beings. And sometimes that's all it takes for simple plans to turn into disaster."
- Regarding an Internal Affairs team at MI6, "They had a way of making you think you had committed treason just by asking you for your date of birth."
- "Talented officers like Grant understood that appearing vulnerable and being vulnerable were not always the same thing."