Shaw is a secret agent who do all the dirty work of black op under a handler named Frank.
He was being trapped in a contract with this secret government agent for a self defense shot at Frank who didn't show he was a agent at the time.
So he continued to risk his life without much reward.
He falls in love with an academic intellectual Anne. He wants out and get married and settle down.
Frank didn't allow him to retire and probably try to get him kill.
This is getting interesting.
On the other development, a rich arm dealer Creel decided to stage a fake news to create war.
This part is interesting as it reflect so much of real life.
With Trump. Now journalist Arkady Babchenko fake his own killing. He might have a good reason and I'm glad he is alive. But that's not good for the credibility for journalism.
Fake news deliberate made to change perception. That's the good writer who could write books that was years ago and still so relevant. Or is it coincidence?