Tree of Smoke Characters

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William "Skip" Sands

Known as “Skip,” he is the nephew of Colonel Francis X. Sands. Skip is a member of the Psy Ops department of the Central Intelligent Agency and his career falters when he follows Colonel Sands' lead. Skip uses several names throughout the book, including posing as a Canadian. Skip spends about two years working on a project for his uncle, Colonel Sands, organizing, copying, and cross-referencing a huge set of index cards. The information is mainly outdated and useless, but Skip sticks with the project.

At one point, the Colonel helps write a lengthy article that borders on treason. Though he is not the main author, his career takes a serious hit when the article is released to his superiors. He briefly believes Skip might have been the one to release the information and Skip is upset that the Colonel questions his loyalty. Skip is ultimately...

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