Gerard (Erick Avari) is the seeming head of Princess Victoria's security detail, the man charged with keeping her safe. Unfortunately, he has learned that his men aren't so much behind him as behind a plot to have Her Royal Highness assassinated, so he calls in a favor and his old friend Christopher Chance. His instincts prove right if somewhat tardy, since the plan is already in motion, and the bad guys move things forward when they become suspicious. Gerard is gunned down by one of the men nominally under his command, but survives long enough to tell Chance to take Victoria to his contact, who has the evidence of the plot. Rather shockingly, this is the former IRA leader Connor Dunham, the man who twenty years earlier put a massive bounty on Victoria's head.