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Kev Hawkins is out on his own this time, having been forced out of his life of espionage. But even though that life’s behind him, his past begins to come back and haunt him. And unfortunately, many of the people he cares about will get caught in the crossfire.
The story’s protagonist and title character is Michael Jones, a former agent of MI6, who earns a long record of drunkenness and misconduct within the organization. This is possibly due to a breakup with a woman only mentioned as “Jessica.” In lieu of being discharged for his behavior, he was chosen to participate in a secret government project called the “Desolation Test.” Jones believes he would be taking part in an innocuous research study, but instead becomes an unwilling human test subject. Part of the test was being strapped to a hospital bed for a full year without being allowed to sleep. Jones is the only known survivor of this program. To mark him as a potential biological threat, the British government brands a biohazard symbol on the underside of his left forearm and a “Desolation 01″ (i.e. test subject #01) brand on his right forearm.