While he was waiting, irritably, for his turn to speak to Rufus after the doctors had done their examinations, Commander Bayliss decided to push the problem up the line. It went right to the top in MI6. The service needed to solve a particular problem and someone like Rufus might well fit the bill.
It was a bit of an ‘inconvenience’ that Rufus was subject to a particularly high profile multiple murder enquiry, but that wouldn’t stop the service in getting its man, if he were shown to be the right man.
Charges dropped for ‘insufficient evidence’. That should do!