He was the head of The Shop. He is ruthless and even uses murder as a method, like he did with Joseph Wanless, to achieve his goals, killing even his own people on the way through assassins like John Rainbird. It is implied, he has done more than enough crimes to go to jail for the rest of his life. He wants to have Charlie McGee for military purposes, because he sees Charlie´s power as a potential weapon to be used in an eventual conflict against an enemy of the U.S.A.. He recruited John Rainbird for that, though he realizes later, that he is crazy.
He was killed by John Rainbird.