The Mark of the Assassin Characters

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Michael Osbourne

Growing up in a family in which his father was a CIA operative, Michael Osbourne was not initially interested in a similar career. While in college at Dartmouth, however, he was "spotted" by a CIA recruiter who saw in Michael intelligence, charisma, and the ability to speak several languages. Eventually, Michael agreed to this career, primarily because he had no other employment prospects upon graduation. He became an independent field operative, working primarily in counter-terrorism, under the cover of an international businessman. In London, Michael fell in love with Sarah, a leftist whose politics would probably not please the Agency. Michael therefore kept his relationship secretive, until Sarah was murdered by an assassin whose trademark was three bullets to the face. Believing that his cover had been blown, the Agency re-assigned Michael to a desk job at CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia, and his position involved tracking...

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