The Watchman is the first novel in the Marc Portman series by author Adrian Magson. Marc Portman is a shadow, a close protection expert he officially doesn't exist and doesn't belong to any agency. He is hired by MI6 to protect a negotiator heading to Somalia in order to conduct negotiations for the release of UN hostages held by pirates in a black op. But as the negotiators arrive he and his MI6 handlers realise that negotiation is not something the Somali's have in mind.
With this novel Adrian Magson creates a great action hero.. Marc Portman is technically a mercenary but is a mercenary with a conscience and won't work for terrorists. He came to MI6's radar because he helped rescue a businessman while in Columbia without being asked. Read the full review here