“The American? His name is Napoleon Solo. He is not your typical American spy. He joined the U.S. Army aged 18 and was posted to Europe. After Hitler’s defeat, he stayed on as part of the occupying force. This is when he discovered the vast profits to be made on the post-war black market and he started stealing and selling high end art and antiquities. He proceeded methodically, teaching himself several languages. His criminal ingenuity had made headlines all over Europe. The police of four countries created a special taskforce with the sole purpose of bringing him to justice. And even then, it was luck they caught him. This now infamous story caught the attention of the CIA who recognized that this man’s extraordinary talents would be wasted in jail.  A deal was struck – since then Solo has been their most successful and prolific agent.”