Orin Thatcher went into hiding at the Bagarian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. His plan was to meet Prof. Kosoyin who is, like Thatcher, working on a defense against biological attack. Kosoyin is a Bagarian and Thatcher agrees to meet Kosoyin in a neutral location such as the Bagarian Embassy in Portugal.Bagaria is presumably a member of the Eastern Bloc nations. Bagaria would be opposed to the United States and NATO in the Cold War. (Lost Love).
- Andrei Markos - chargé d'affaires of the Embassy.
- Professor Kosoyin - Orin Thatcher's rival and later colleague in developing the defense against biological attacks.
- Emil - Assistant to Markos