But that was before Berlin.
On a Berlin mission, he lost his nerve and failed to save the life of a fellow agent and lover.
Tormented by this, sick of violence, held now in low regard by colleagues, he's transferred to a cushy job in Guatemala City to recuperate. One day, his former mention/head of the Unit calls him home with a new assignment. Liaise with an FBI counterterrorism expert in San Diego and see if the murders of two top Defense Department military contractors, headquartered in that city, have any European terrorist connection. If so, his mentor's Unit will take over.
The task seems simple to de Silva. Off to San Diego and beyond he goes, not realizing he's slipped into a dangerous world. Does he have more enemies than he thinks? Should he watch his back as well as his front? Not until the conclusion of his mission does he find out. And not until that end do his allies discover Pablo de Silva is much more than he seems.