The Coldest War
Sir Basil Greenchapel
Not much is known about Sir Basil. He whet his teeth in military intelligence during the second world war. He is a Canadian citizen, and encourages his employees to vote Tory, get rid of that Pearson Commie. He speaks six languages. He’s a high functioning alcoholic. His favourite drink is Scotch.
Sir Basil’s wife died in childbirth about twenty years ago and his heir is an employee of Greenchapel Exports Inc., recently having reunited after an extended absence at boarding school. [character hook available]
Sir Basil operates GEI at arms length from any official intelligence organizations, and some of the operations they undertake are not strictly legal, but he implies he has under-the-table support from the RCMP. Of course, when he’s drunk enough he will claim to still be an operative with SIS which makes the employees somewhat dubious about who they’re really working for.