David Bryant's background is not typical of an MI6 Intelligence
officer. They need at least a 2.2 degree, along with qualities such as
an interest in foreign culture, sound judgment, emotional intelligence
and the ability to understand and connect with a diverse range of
Bryant did not go to university, he went to Her Majesty's Prison
Nebworth. And that was where Brian Logan met him at. Logan's first
impression was that the youth standing before him was, surely,
introverted, and very smart! Logan remembered what the recruitment
criteria stated, that ‘the ideal candidate is probably not the obvious
candidate’. David Bryant was taken under Logan's wing, and became a
very effective operative.
“Bryant found school little of a challenge. His teachers found him
to be sullen and non-responsive to their efforts at improving his
education. His parents Thomas and Mary Bryant were not as concerned as
the school. From an early age, they could see that David was bright,
exceptionally bright. At seven, he had a reading age of fourteen.
Likewise, David knew that he was different from the other kids.”
“Although it was a long time since he'd had long hair, he still
thought of himself as being on the fringe of orthodoxy. In the field,
you had to become invisible, and proficient in the use of disguise. In
his locker, Bryant had some different bit's of clothing that he could
mix and match. Also, a bag that he could collect in a hurry, which
contained items he might need to survive for a while. He called it his
'flight bag'. Bryant quickly changed into a pair of jeans, tee shirt, a
light grey hoody, with a black zipper jacket over the top. He finished
his dressing with a pair of Reebok runners. None of these items was
new; being worn and scuffed they helped him to be unobtrusive on the
Brian Logan came from a privileged background. His education was Eton,
Oxford university and Sandhurst military academy.
At Eton, he was a top student, gaining enter to Oxford at the age of
fifteen. Where he got a first in History and Politics. Upon leaving
Oxford he gained graduate entry into Sandhurst military collage. On
passing out he joined military intelligence, and that is where his
activities fell below the radar. What he did during those years is pure
speculation. He eventually surfaced at Vauxhall Cross, the MI6
As a department head, reporting direct to the Director, Logan is a high
ranking Intelligence Officer. By his staff, he is seen as a 'bit of a
cold fish', with precise speech and the tendency to clip the
pronunciation of words.
From Unwitting Enemy
“David guessed that Logan was around five feet ten, slim and fit
looking. He appeared to be in his mid-thirties and was clean-shaven
with his dark hair cut in a short, not exactly modern style. He wore a
high quality, dark blue 'Savile Row' suit, crisp white shirt and
college tie. David noticed how Logan's speech was very clear and
precise, with a slight clipping at the end of sentences.”
Deputy Director Ed Burns, PhD, Navy, Capt. Had a distinguished carer in
the US Navy before joining the CIA. Had he remained in the service, he
would have reached the rank of Admiral. He had been recruited because
of his PhD in Political Science which he obtained before joining the
navy, his leadership quality's, and the diplomatic skills he had
demonstrated while on assignment to the US Embassy in Moscow.
While attending an international conference on the potential threat of
AL-Qaeda and radical Islamic terrorism, the year before 9/11, Burns
became an acquaintance of Brian Logan, who was also attending the
conference. Ed Burns wasn't a Deputy Director at that time but made
outstanding progress in his career over the following years.
From Unwitting Enemy
Later in his office, Burns briefed the two Brit's on his meeting.
"The President has agreed in principle to our plan. He'll call the
Canadian Prime Minister and apprise him of the situation. Now we just
wait. But I will start to prepare for a meeting in Ottawa."
In her last year at at High School, one day, Hanna happened to come
across a CIA website. On one of the pages she found a questionnaire. It
was to see if you would be a suitable candidate for the CIA. As a joke,
she filled it in, with no intention of submitting it. With the form
completed, Hanna's inner self said "what the hell!" and she sent the
form to the CIA. Some Joke! She was interviewed, offered a job and fast
tracked to become a filed agent.
From Unwitting Enemy
Agent Larson did not stand, but just extend her hand towards
Bryant. He grasped her cool hand in his and shook it gently, retaining
a light grip he said, "Good to meet you."
"Don't be afraid to grasp my hand agent Bryant. I'll not break!" she
replied with a kindly smile.
Bryant slightly blushed and released her hand. Then took a more direct
look at the agent. He noted that she had a European accent beneath a
Bostonian inflection, he thought it might have been Slavic or Teutonic.
She appeared to be of a similar age to himself, slim and fit with a
particular toning to her muscles that said 'I work out!'