Michael Charles Maclaymore
Former US Special Forces Soldier in Afghanistan. He got burned out and he left for a “quieter life” in New York City and now works as a Counter-Terrorist Detective. He speaks multiple languages. He is also an avid martial artist.
Note: Claymore is Scottish for Sword.
The Former Wife of Mike, who is Captain in Counter-Terrorism. Her family is from Venezuela. Eva is an avid Hiker and Mountaineer.
The son of Michael Maclaymore.
Vasilisa Vronsky Maclaymore
Mike’s mother: She escaped Eastern Berlin and her Russian spymaster Father, Vronsky, during the Cold War with her husband, Mike’s father who died during the escape. She raised Mike with Aleister, Mike’s uncle, her husband’s brother. She taught Mike German, Russian and Russian Sambo, the Military Martial art of Russia.
Note: Vasilisa is the name of famous Russian fairytale similar to Cinderella.
Chief Aleister Maclaymore
Mike’s uncle and father figure who helped raise him on a farm in Upstate New York, he is now a Police Chief in NYC Counter-Terrorism and a former Soldier during the US Gulf War. He taught Mike Mountaineering, hunting and fishing and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Kendo and Kenjutsu, the art of Japanese sword fighting.
A Princess of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, her father is the King, and her brother Sayf is next in line for the throne. She has synesthesia and is an avid Falconer and horseback rider and is the CFO of Amarco, the State owned Oil company. She has a degree in Finance and Evolutionary Psychology from Harvard. She also practices Judo. She is named after the princess in the book One Thousand and One Nights. She is an avid supporter of democracy and human rights around the world but is also sees the world as it is.
Note: The real Oil state Owned Company is called, Aramco, أرامكو السعودية ʾArāmkō s-Saʿūdiyyah.
The prince of Saudi Arabia, next in line for the throne, he has a degree in History from Harvard and was in Saudi Arabia’s Special Forces and has done many clandestine operations. He is an avid fencer and practices Judo.
Note: Sayf means sword in Arabic.
A Snarky Sergeant that is sometimes Mike’s supervisor and partner.
Reza Amir Rafsanjani
An Iranian Mole that worked for Amarco, and disappeared. He may be the body found in the trunk of the car on the beaches of Suffolk county Long Island.
A Saudi Arabian Diplomat that is cousin of Šahrāzād. His father is head of the Army in Saudi Arabia.
A former Saudi Arabian Special Forces Soldier that now does Covert Missions and Assassinations. His other identities are Felani Yaroo and Khalid Khorasani. He is a ghost assassin who uses the identities of the dead as his own identity. He recently took over Reza’s identity for the black flag operation.
Another former Saudi Arabian Special Forces Soldier, he also has family in Iran and has another identity in Iran. His Iranian name is Amir Paria.
Tamerlaine/Tamburlane/Timur the Lame:
A distant cousin of Genghis Khan, who like him was also one of the greatest Military conquerors in the world. In the 14th century Tamburlaine envisioned a new Mongolian Empire, and called himself the Sword of Islam. He regarded himself as the Lord of the Fortunate Conjunction. He created of the largest yet also short lived Empire in the World that encompassed all of Central Asia. His tomb called Gūr-e Amīr which is Persian for “Tomb of the King.” Timur’s tomb is inscribed with the words, “When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble.” The tomb is in Samarkland, Uzbekistan. The Persian King Nadir Shah in the 18th Century tried to steal is Jade tomb and suffered a series of bad luck and had to return it to undo the curse. He was later assassinated. Edgar Allan Poe, wrote an epic poem called “Tamerlane” and Christopher Marlowe wrote a play in two parts about the sovereign,”Tamburlaine the Great.” Tamerlane is also the subject of two separate Operas by Handel and Vivaldi. The 21st Century Tamerlaine, is now a mysterious unknown man who took his name as his moniker that maybe an Iranian backed terrorist and heroin dealer in Afghanistan. The CIA doesn’t know his identity. Some say he may be a Saudi Prince. He also collects human skulls for trophies.
A mysterious unknown man that is the middle man in Heroin, Arms, diamond and Human trafficking deals in the Middle East. Some say he may be also be another mysterious man in the region.
The Ghost of Rahman
An unknown mysterious man, the assassin of Rahman, his right hand man.
An Afghan Arab who fought in Afghanistan for years. He lost his eye due to a shrapnel. He is a loyal soldier to Sayf.
A Russian Military intelligence officer, “the Main Intelligence Directorate” (GRU), and Diamond Mining billionaire, covertly he is a Heroin and Human trafficker. During the Cold War he stole US Star Wars secrets that were weaponized satellites, called the Rods of God, which are tungsten metal rods that fire from a satellite that can destroy entire Cities. He stole these secrets from a unknown mole within the CIA. His daughter is Vasilisa, Mike’s mother who escaped to the West with John Maclaymore, Mike’s father and CIA agent who died during the escape. When Vronsky was in his youth he was a member of Spetsnaz in Afghanistan during the 1980’s. Vronsky’s son is also a Russian Special Forces Soldier in Spetsnaz.
Note: An Unknown mole in the CIA may have killed Mike’s father.
Zed aka 7h3 m4d h4773r (The Mad Hatter)
A former Russian Foreign Intelligence Services (SVR); Information, networking security and data collector (Hacker) He helped Mike during a massive investigation regarding a Heroin for Diamonds and Human trafficking deal that involved Rahman and Vronsky. Zed defected to the USA and has a false identity for his safety and is now a US citizen who does contract hacking, information brokering and also runs a high end brothel in Manhattan.
Note: Many of the names of characters mean something, in case you haven’t noticed 🙂