Xavier Saint is an assassin.
He kills people for money and he is very, very good at it. He is also quite expensive. And he is tired of his chosen career and wants to leave it behind. He does not want that enough to just walk away; the money is too good to pass up. When we meet him in the first recorded adventure, he is in Budva, Montenegro, going after a target there for one reason only - the payment was very generous.
"Over the last year, he had been desperately seeking the final job and a clean exit. One big score so that he could successfully turn his back to this kind of life, if he could call it life. But that job was always elusive; always one contract away. His dream for a cabin by the lake would have to wait, along with his plans for hiking and boating. It wasn't going to happen now, but Saint hoped it would be soon, very soon."
Saint had no qualms about eliminating a target; when and where and how were his questions, not why. He does have a couple of rules, though, and they were that he would never go after children or women. This moral code will prove to be his undoing, at least as it concerns his 'regular' employers, but it will give him an even better reason to continue to live.
Canadian by birth and having served with the Canadian Armed Forces and attended its School of Military Intelligence, Xavier Saint is described as being in extremely good shape with an athletic body and a handsome face. Saint has blond hair long enough to touch the nape of his neck. He preferred to have a beard and only removed it if a contract required.
The adventures we have to follow Saint on deal largely with the ramifications of his being determined not only expendable but also a liability by those who use his talents. Throw in the fact that he discovers he has a young son who is likely also a target and Saint has a reason to fight back.