Down-on-his-luck Special Air Service Corporal Kev Hawkins' life has been an interesting mix of surprises and disappointments. When the death of a close friend is revealed, Kev begins to entertain ideas of the futility and horror of the life he leads--until he gets a call from his boss.She's got another lethal mission for him that involves his least-favorite allies, The Authority, a super hero team dedicated to protecting Earth against threats of a global scale. This mission will lead Kev down the darkest path of his life and the outcome will have unexpected consequences!
In this five-issue miniseries, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra, (with covers by Glenn Fabry), Kev is again allied with the Authority. After all of the Authority except for Midnighter are neutralized by a bizarre intruder, Kev is sent to pick him up. Kev tells about how he entered the British S.A.S., and he and Midnighter uncover underground dealings by the British military to create their own superhumans. At long last, Kev gets his chance to redeem himself and escape the pall hanging over his career -- but at a cost.