Elliot Kane is an agent of MI6.
We are given an interesting peek into the type of work that he does for the Firm in a blurb about the first recorded adventure we have of him: "Elliot Kane reflects the dark side of MI6. He is the instrument of an agency that puts two years and more than £100K into training recruits to steal cars, hack bank accounts, strip weapons, and employ everything from blackmail to improvised explosives in service of Crown and Country. After fifteen years overseas embroiled in events that never make the news, Kane is a ghost in his own life, assuming and shedding personalities with each new cover story."
Kane himself gives a version of the above when we first meet him and he adds with some regret there was no teaching another very useful skill; "no one tells you how to go home".
Described as being 36 years of age standing 5'11" and weighing 160 lbs., Kane has ash-brown hair which has faded from a good number of years serving in the Middle East. As handsome man and quite fit as would be required for his strenuous life, he admits that he "started operations looking well: groomed, trim but not so worked-out that I could be mistaken for military" but he usually "ended them haggard and bloodshot and with a wired edginess that triggered attention".
Ghosts like Kane are not supposed to have attachments; they must be free to come and do their assignment and then vanish but Kane has gone against rules and cared about someone. That will be considered a problem.
- "People who believe in nothing still believe in oil".
- "The fabled license to kill is nothing beside the very real license to die".