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Shadows
By Alex Hunter
Luc Hansen, following eight years in the French Foreign Legion, is now a leading operative in the Departement de EnquÍte et Recherche, the European Unionís security and intelligence directorate, where he is valued for his intuitive and highly effective investigative work. His military experience in the Legion has made him an expert with most light infantry weapons, given him a high proficiency in unarmed combat and, having done the Legionís interrogation course as both a victim and an interrogator, has left him with a high tolerance of pain and the knowledge of how to inflict it. The Legion has also made him strongly self-reliant, given him a deep sense of loyalty to his friends and team, and left him with a pragmatic recognition of the efficacy of authorised but deniable operations. Not a person to use force needlessly, he works outside the law when required and has no hesitation in using lethal force when that is the most effective solution. Not given to introspection, he has a strong sense of justice, morality and power that reflects the rather black-and-white world of the special-forces soldier.

Born in 1970, he is the son of a Belgian Catholic father and a Moroccan Muslim mother and has the black hair, dark eyes, and olive skin of his motherís people. Luc holds a Masters degree in modern European Languages from the Universitť Libre de Bruxelles and speaks six languages (English, French, Arabic, Flemish, German and Russian). At 1 metre 75 centimetres (5 foot 9 inches), he is exceptionally fit but maintaining peak fitness is a challenge since he enjoys good food and is a regular smoker of Gauloises cigarettes, which he is not very successfully trying to give up. On the inside of his right wrist, he has a tattoo depicting the badge of the Legionís elite 2 REP paratroop unit and, having been wounded a number of times, he carries the scars of battle, as well as those of the rough life of a serving soldier specialising in jungle and desert warfare.

 
   
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